Visiting Scholars Program


AAAWE administers two Visiting Scholars Programs which allows members to spend 3-6 months at the University of Kansas (KU) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS).

Please check back May 2017 for applications.

Under this program, two African woman economists will be selected to spend 6-12 weeks during the period of August-December 2015 as visiting research fellows at The Department of Economics at The University of Kansas. Visiting fellows interact with faculty members and students, and participate in the intellectual life of the University.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a Masters in Economics;
  • Be affiliated with an Academic Institution or Research Center in an African country;
  • A record of publication in academic journals or strong prospects of research productivity.

Applications should include the following:

  • A description of the research to be conducted during the visit;
  • Curriculum vitae and a personal essay;
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. The letters must come from the candidate’s instructor(s) or supervisor(s) and must be on a letter head.

The fellowship for African women economists is a joint collaborative initiative of The Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE) and the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS). Under the program, one African woman economist will be selected to spend 3-6 months as a visiting research fellow at PERI in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a Masters in Economics;
  • Be affiliated with a university, government institution, research or think tank in an African country or an African regional organization;
  • A record of publication in academic journals or strong prospects of research productivity;
  • Undertake a research project that is related to the theme of “advancing inclusive economies in African countries” (Click here for more information about research on “Inclusive Economies in Africa”).

Applications should include the following:

  • The application must include a CV, a personal statement and a description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship, which must be related to the theme of “advancing inclusive economies in African countries”;
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from the candidate’s supervisor or a senior person in the candidate’s institution.