Call for Applications: 2024 PEP Research Fellowship

 Deadline Date: June 15, 2024

 Donor Name: Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

 Grant Size: Not Available

The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) invites researchers based in low- and middle-income countries to apply to join the organisation as Research Fellows (RF).

PEP Research Fellows are senior, Southern-based scholars chosen through a competitive process to participate in critical PEP research, training, and policy activities. The PEP Research Fellows program aims to enhance links among South-based scholars so that they can collectively contribute a Southern viewpoint to the global development research agenda.


  • Agriculture & food security
  • Climate change
  • Education & training
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial inclusion
  • Fiscal policy
  • Gender & women’s empowerment
  • Globalization & trade
  • Health & nutrition
  • Labor markets & employment
  • Poverty & inequality
  • Social protection
  • Youth & children
  • COVID-19

Research Fellow Activities

  • The PEP Research Fellowship is a status of affiliation with PEP. It gives the Fellows the right to participate in various PEP activities, with remuneration/funding in some cases.
  • These activities include:
    • Contributing to PEP research programs.
    • Acting as a scientific or policy mentor/reviewer for a PEP-funded project, or contributing more generally to the design and implementation of PEP programs.
    • Contributing to PEP online or in-class training activities.
    • Proposing new initiatives that fit within the strategic priorities of PEP where fundraising possibilities exist.
    • Submitting their research papers for publication in the PEP working paper series.
    • Proposing and, if approved, implementing new activities within the RF program.
    • Participating in a South-based professional network to share skills, collaborate on research and dissemination initiatives, debate ideas, etc.


  • The 2024 recruitment is open to all researchers living and working in low- or middle-income countries. Priority areas for recruitment this year include:
    • Asia and Middle East/North Africa
    • Expertise in gender, health, entrepreneurship or multidisciplinary approaches
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged as PEP strives to maintain a gender balance in its RF program. Researchers residing in a developed country and/or members of PEP staff (excluding consultants) are not eligible to be a PEP Research Fellow.

For more information, visit Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).

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