African Economic Research Consortium AERC Awards


PhD Fellowships & Thesis Research Awards. Students must provide evidence of an attachment to, or sponsorship by, an institution in sub-Saharan Africa engaged in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector in the region. All announcements for PhD Fellowships are posted in January, every year, on AERC website.

To qualify, candidates must:

  1. Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP degree-awarding universities;
  2. Have attained at Bachelors Degree level at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;
  3. Have a Masters Degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods;
  4. Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states are encouraged to apply.
  5. Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage.
  6. Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage.

The PhD thesis research awards applications have two deadlines per year: January 31st for the June award and July 31st for the December award.



Database Details

Current Research
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Thematic Focus
Governance and Accountability


Applicant’s Country
Switzerland, EU, other, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage
Research, Mobility, Publication

Applicant’s Position
PhD Candidate

Cycle Type
Repeated annually

Partner Required

Last Modification
15. April 2020