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Job Opening: IDRC Visiting Fellow

April 3, 2006

The Center is seeking applications from leading scholars in developing countries to inaugurate its IDRC visiting fellow program sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). This program provides one year sabbatical support for a senior researcher from a developing country on leave from his or her host institution. The ideal candidate will be engaged in policy research in at least one of the areas of CGD focus: aid effectiveness, debt, trade, financial markets, or migration. He/she will be expected to participate in all facets of CGD’s activities, including: conducting original policy-relevant research; collaborating with other scholars; attending professional meetings; participating in high-level policy briefings; and publishing working papers, journal articles, policy briefs and monographs.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in economics, political science or another relevant social science
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience
  • Proven track record of applying quantitative research to practical, real-world policy problems
  • A distinguished record of publications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Candidates will be judged on the substance of their proposed research project and the likelihood of completing a major project during the period of support.

The Visiting Scholar will be offered: a competitive salary; full benefits package; a part-time research assistant; travel budget, including round-trip airfare for travel to/from her/his home country, and assistance with visa procurement.

Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and a brief statement about proposed research, not to exceed two pages, with information organized under the following headings: Problem Definition/Research Question; Research Approach (including data and methods); Anticipated Products/ Potential Policy Impact. Please send application materials to Angela Gillespie at by July 1, 2006. CGD is committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.

Please use the title “IDRC Visiting Fellow” in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

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