Open Call for Research Proposals

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has been supporting early career and senior researchers for nearly four decades to undertake original and cutting-edge research pertaining to Africa’s development challenges. Many of its researchers benefited from the research grant and unique mentoring by internationally renowned Resource Persons. With renewed emphasis on publication in top tier economics journals, generous mentoring opportunities as well as rigorous selection process, AERC hereby calls for research proposals to undertake research in the following five thematic areas: Poverty, labor markets and income distribution; Macroeconomic policy and growth; Finance and resource mobilization; Production, trade, and economic integration; and Agriculture, climate change and natural resource management. The thematic Research modality provides for grants to individuals/teams from both academia and policy institutions to conduct research related to the designated themes.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

 i. Applicants are nationals of Africa and their research needs to focus on sub-Saharan Africa; and

ii. Those sending applications should be holders of Master’s or PhD.

iii. Proposals that exceed 3,500 words count will be rejected automatically. iv.

All submitted proposal should meet AERC’s requirements (click here to see the details). This is an open call, so there is not deadline. Click here to login/register on the AERC Research Management System (RMS) to submit your proposal

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