JOE - November 2012

Center for Global Development
International Development Research Center Fellow
Position Title/Short Description
Title: International Development Research Center Fellow
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
F -- International Economics
O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
Deadline Date: 12/3/2012

JOE ID Number: 201211_397922

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The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent Washington-based think tank, invites applications from scholars from developing countries for a one-year visiting fellows program sponsored by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). CGD is an independent, non-partisan, Washington, DC think tank dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. We invite you to learn more about the Center at The IDRC is a Canadian institution that works to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to undertake research and innovate. We invite you to learn more about the IDRC at

The ideal candidate will be engaged in policy research that bears some connection, broadly interpreted, to the effect of high-income countries' public or private sectors on low-income countries in one of the areas of CGD focus: aid effectiveness, trade, private sector development, financial markets, global health, or migration, and may be a senior researcher or an individual who recently received their doctorate. Applicants for the IDRC fellowship must be residents or citizens of a low income country, and must have demonstrable ties to institutions in a low income country, though these connections need not be in their home country. Candidates will be judged on the substance of their proposed research project and the likelihood of completing a major project during the one-year 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 home country, and assistance with visa procurement.
Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should send electronic versions of a brief cover letter, CV, and a brief statement about proposed research (maximum: two pages), with information organized under the following headings: Research Question; Research Approach; Anticipated Outputs; Potential Policy Impact. Candidates who recently received their doctorate should submit a job market paper, and are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from their advisor, though this is not required. Applications that do not include all of the requisite items will not be considered. Your cover letter should signal your willingness to move to Washington for one year (an important selection criterion), and elaborate on your ties to a low income country institution(s). Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align closely with CGD's. All materials should be sent to with IDRC Fellow in the subject line.

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