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Center for Global Development

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2020-2021 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462975
Date Posted: 08/22/2019
Date Inactive: 12/03/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: 2020-2021 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is now accepting applications for its Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship program. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is a one-year term appointment running from mid-2020 to mid-2021, with the precise dates flexible. The position is intended for new graduates of PhD programs in the social sciences but is also open to faculty members interested in spending a year conducting research at CGD.

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

CGD studies the policies of the US and other industrialized countries that affect development prospects in poor countries. The Center aims to provide young scholars an opportunity to apply their research skills in an active policy environment, collaborating with a world-renowned research staff of economists and political scientists and taking advantage of the support of CGD research assistants. Staff work with policymakers seeking rigorous and independent advice on development-related issues. Two Nobel Laureates currently serve on our Board and we have extensive links to top development researchers all over the world. Previous postdocs currently hold tenured and tenure-track appointments at Georgetown, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tufts, UC Davis, UC San Diego, the University of Chicago, the University of Houston, the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh. For more information about our former postdocs, please visit

Interested applicants should send electronic versions of a CV, job market paper, and cover letter. Applications that do not include all three items will not be considered. Your cover letter should describe in some detail the research you would pursue during a year at CGD and signal your willingness to move to Washington for one year (an important selection criterion). Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with CGD’s—which is to say that they should bear some connection, broadly interpreted, to the effect of high-income countries’ public or private sectors on low-income countries.

Application deadline: Friday, December 2, 2019

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 12/02/2019