2021 APPLICATIONS - now closed.

The CSAE Visiting Fellowships support a two month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation and a small stipend for a limited number of African scholars currently pursuing a career in economics. Applications are welcomed from citizens of all African countries. Applicants must have a doctorate in economics.

How can I apply for the 2021 fellowships?

All applicants must complete the online application form by 26 June 2020 to be considered for the fellowship. Applications include a 400 word research statement and a copy of your CV. 

Dr Andrew Kerr discusses his time as a CSAE Visiting Fellow in 2020



Lund University, Sweden


University of Cape Town, South Africa


University of Khartoum, Sudan


Samia Nour
Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum

"I really enjoyed the most productive and most pleasant two months that I spent working as a visiting researcher at the CSAE, University of Oxford. The most beneficial thing about my time at the CSAE was that it provided me with a great opportunity to work in a very conducive and truly inspiring environment, to improve my research skills, to exchange ideas, and to suggest future research collaboration with colleagues at the CSAE. My work at the CSAE helped me to complete a draft of two research papers focusing on ‘Migration of Higher Education Students from North Africa countries to the United Kingdom’ and ‘Overview of Sudan Uprising’".

Abel Gwaindepi
Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Economic History, Lund University

"I became familiar with the CSAE in 2017 when I was funded to come and present my work at its annual conference. From then on, I developed an interest in having a long association with the CSAE and Oxford University’s research environment. As a young scholar educated outside the western higher education systems, I wanted to experience both graduate classes and research seminars at Oxford University’s CSAE, given its focus on African development research. During my time as a CSAE Fellow, I have been inspired by the research and teaching activities at Oxford in terms of research and teaching methods. I hope to implement these on my academic activities as I go further in my career."

Andrew Kerr
Economist and Chief Research Officer at DataFirst, in the Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town

“What I’ve enjoyed most about my time at the CSAE is getting feedback on my work, talking to people about research and listening to their presentations and ideas. I was also a student here at the University of Oxford, so I have enjoyed returning to the city again. I would definitely recommend applying to become a CSAE Visiting Fellow, it is a great opportunity to meet people and get feedback on your work, and have concentrated research time.”


Mohamed Amara (2019)
Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, Higher School of Economics and Commerical Sciences of Tunis

"My academic visit to the CSAE in 2019 has been very beneficial for me. The scientific researchers at Oxford's Department of Economics, all experts in their own fields, helped me to make some good professional achievements. Attending the CSAE seminars and workshops, some other events organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, as well as the CSAE conference, was very interesting to me to develop new research questions. I also had the opportunity to attend master classes in key topics in development economics and I came to understand the reason why Oxford has earned a worldwide reputation for the quality of its teaching material."

Mazen Hassan (2019)
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Cairo University

“My CSAE fellowship was a valuable opportunity for me to engage in interdisciplinary discussions. Attending many of the seminars and talks presented by academics from various backgrounds was immensely valuable in broadening my intellectual horizons on a diverse set of new research questions, research designs and data sources.”