Each year AERC offers a limited number of awards with
a maximum value of US$15,000 towards PhD thesis research.
To be eligible for consideration, the request must come
from an African national intending to pursue a career
in economic management, research and/or teaching at
an institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Requests should be supported by the following documentation:
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.
An approved research proposal, complete with clearly
defined objectives, substantial literature review
and a well-outlined analytical framework, as well
as pertinent research methodology.
A statement of limitations and policy relevance
of the study.
A letter of reference from the thesis supervisor.
A detailed budget including evidence of any additional
financial support that may be necessary to complete
The PhD research awards have two deadlines per year:
April 1 for the June award and November 1 for the January