This Programme gives qualified scholars an opportunity to research topics related to development and global economic issues, and to participate in UNU-WIDER activities. Scholars typically spend a 2-3 months ‘sabbatical’ at UNU-WIDER. During this time they prepare one or more papers to be considered for publication in the WIDER working paper series and present a seminar in their field of research.
- Applicants should have a PhD degree in economics or a development-related discipline.
- An excellent publication record is an added advantage.
- Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.?
UNU-WIDER provides medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER), and a monthly stipend of EUR 2,650 as a contribution towards travel, visa, accommodation, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Visiting scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs (incl. visa) if they exceed EUR 1,200 (lowest economy class fare). The programme does not include expenses related to dependent.
UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the Visiting Scholars Programme once each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 September.