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Center for Global Development: Seeks visiting fellows from developing countries
August 2006
Center for Global Development (CGD)


The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent Washington-based think tank, invites applications from leading scholars in developing countries for a new visiting fellows program sponsored by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). CGD's IDRC Visiting Fellow Program offers one-year sabbatical support for a senior researcher from a developing country on leave from his or her host institution. The ideal candidate will be engaged in policy research in at least one of the areas of CGD focus: aid effectiveness, debt, trade, financial markets, or migration. S/he will be expected to participate in all facets of CGD's activities.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in economics, political science or another relevant social science
  • Minimum of 10 years' work experience
  • Proven track record of applying quantitative research to practical, real-world policy problems
  • A distinguished record of publications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Candidates will be judged on the substance of their proposed research project and the likelihood of completing a major project during the period of support.

The Visiting Scholar will be offered:

  • a competitive salary
  • full benefits package
  • a part-time research assistant
  • travel budget, including round-trip airfare for travel to/from her/his home country, and assistance with visa procurement.
Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and a brief statement about proposed research (maximum: two pages), with information organized under the following headings: Problem Definition/Research Question
  • Research Approach (including data and methods)
  • Anticipated Products/Potential Policy Impact. Please send application materials to Angela Gillespie at by August 25, 2006. CGD is committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.
Please use the title "IDRC Visiting Fellow" in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

For more information about the Center for Global Development, see http://www.cgdev.org

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