September 30, 2018.


Helsinki, Finland.

(Partially Funded/ Paid Opportunity)


Vacancies Visiting Scholar

Our Visiting Scholars Programme gives qualified scholars an opportunity to research topics related to development and/or global economic issues, and to participate in UNU-WIDER activities. Deadline for applications is 30 September 23:59 UTC+3.

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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.

Selected applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline. The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Development Studies.
  • Economics.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

2-3 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in economics or a development-related discipline.
  • A good publication record is an added advantage.
  • Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.
  • We prefer applicants whose research overlaps with our current research programme, but we remain open to proposals on all aspects of development.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded/ Paid Opportunity)

  • NU-WIDER provides medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER).
  • a monthly stipend of EUR 2,650 as a contribution towards travel, visa, accommodation and other out-of-pocke 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 cover expenses related to dependents.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill in the required ”Online Application”, then Submit.

Please answer each question clearly and completely, in English.
You will be required to upload in PDF:

  • your Research Proposal.
  • your Curriculum Vitae – CV (add list of principal publications, if applicable (please include co-authors, year, title and publisher)).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Chahineze Hakki/ Algeria 
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