University of Rwanda ,School of economics – Call for Post-doctoral Scholarship Applications in Economics


Call for Post-doctoral Scholarship Applications in Economics

The School of Economics at the University of Rwanda (UR) in partnership with the University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics calls for applications for 1 post­doctoral scholarship to be awarded in the framework of the newly launched Academic Capacity Building Program. The Academic program is run jointly with the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg (UoG), one of the most prestigious Economics Departments in Europe and around the world. The program involves PhD training and post­doctoral fellowships which are awarded every other year. The post-doctoral fellowship involves two visits at the University of Gothenburg in the first and the second years, both of which last for 3 months. During the scholarship period, the post-doctoral fellow will be mentored by a senior professor at UoG to produce a solid academic research papers, which should eventually be submitted to a reputable international journal. The scholarship is generously funded by the Swedish international Development Agency for Cooperation (Sida), and will cover stipends while in Sweden, and trips to participate in international conferences and visits to the University of Gothenburg. Scholarship recipients are expected to be associated with, department of Economics, University of Rwanda.


  • Applicants must have a PhD-degree in Economics/ Agricultural Economics/Development Economics/Econometrics awarded not more than 3 years ago at the time of application
  • Applicants should be Rwandan nationals

Application criteria:

Interested applicants are required to submit scanned copies of the following documents to the Director of Collaborative PhD Programs at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Dr. Yonas Alem ( ) with a copy to by September 15, 2019 at the latest.

  • A one-page application letter motivating why the applicant should be considered
  • Copy of the PhD Degree
  • Copy of the PhD dissertation (soft copy)
  • Updated CurriculumVitaie
  • A well-structured research proposal addressing relevant economic issues. The proposal should be a maximum of 10 pages and it should clearly specify the research problem, review of the frontier literature, the anticipated academic and policy contributions, the data and empirical strategy.
  • Two academic reference Letters

Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be conducted in mid-October and decision will be made shortly after the interviews

For more information, please download UR-CBE_Economics.pdf


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