2023/2024 Africa Fellows in Education Program for Young Africa Researchers

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The Africa Fellows in Education Program, in collaboration with PEP, is inviting young African researchers who are passionate about improving education and would like extra assistance in submitting an expression of interest to the Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI).

The GEAI and AFE are two organizations focused on education analytics and supporting African fellows in education. Individuals can engage in a two-year fellowship focused on research and policy development. This fellowship offers valuable experiences in research and analysis, as well as the chance to connect with international networks of researchers and policy advisers. The Yidan Prize provides support for this program.

Value of Award

The funding for this program includes a research grant worth $35,000 in cash. Additionally, other expenses such as mentorship, study visits, conference travel, and in-country workshops facilitate the sharing of their findings and provide top-notch training. With a value of up to $25,000, will be covered directly.


To apply for this opportunity, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess an MA or Ph.D. degree, with a preference for sound background in economics, education policy, social/public policy, development studies, or international development, then this may interest you. focus on education, then GEAI has opportunities that may pique your interest. As a recent graduate, you have the chance to receive mentorship and additional training to become a skilled researcher.
  • Be skilled in quantitative data analysis, including expertise in data analysis software like R and Stata, is essential
  • Be under 35 years of age.
  • Display an interest in education policy research and analysis.
  • If you are affiliated with a research or higher education institution in a country located in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a plan to maintain this affiliation in the near future, then you are eligible for our program.
  • Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Documents Required for Application

GEAI oversees the application process for the Africa Fellows program in partnership with PEP. Applicants will be evaluated on various criteria, such as their essay’s quality and prior preparation. If you are interested in applying, include the following information in your submission. 

  • Kindly submit a statement of interest that does not exceed two pages.
  • You must submit a two-page essay in English addressing a specific education issue in your home country. Your essay should focus on how to evaluate the problem using quantitative methods scientifically.
  • Please provide an updated and detailed CV that provides the selection committee with the names and contact details of at least two people who have agreed to serve as references for the candidate.

The steps to submit your application are as follows:

STEP 1: Register on the PEP website by providing all necessary data.

STEP 2. Access your PEP account in step two. By selecting the Login button, access to your PEP account will become available to you after the activation of your profile has been completed.

STEP 3. Fill out your “profile” in Step 3 by clicking on your name in the top right corner of your PEP account page.

STEP 4: Select “Submit a proposal” menu in the upper left corner of the page under “My workspace”.

For more information,

Visit the Official Website

Application Deadline: May 21, 2023

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