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.
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. A good publication record is an added advantage. For some places in the programme, preference is given to female candidates and applicants from developing countries.
We prefer applicants whose research overlaps with our current research programme, but we remain open to proposals on all aspects of development.
Please note that the link to the online application form will only become active one month prior to the submission deadline (i.e., on 1 September of each year).
As part of your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae. If you experience problems with uploading this document then it can be emailed to the following address: scholars1(at)wider.unu.edu
Please note: we do not receive applications by email or post.
You can download the pdf file below to familiarize yourself with the fields of the application form in advance: