Join the Research for Impact Fellowship and Shape India’s Future!

Are you an aspiring Indian PhD scholar eager to make a real impact in the world of development research? Look no further! The Research for Impact Fellowship (RFI), hosted by J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia, is your opportunity to enhance your skills, become part of a network of academic leaders, and drive evidence-based policies in India.

About the Research for Impact Fellowship:

J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia presents the Research for Impact Fellowship (RFI), a transformative initiative designed to empower Indian PhD scholars. Our aim? To nurture a community of academics generating robust, policy-relevant evidence across India.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in conducting impact evaluations
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing randomized evaluations for social program effectiveness assessment
  • An edge in generating rigorous, policy-relevant evidence
  • A chance to work with seasoned experts in the field
  • Scholarships for the MITx MicroMasters course in Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations

Fellowship Breakdown:

Stage 1: September 2023 – December 2023 (Part-time)

Undertake the online MITx MicroMasters course – Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations. Gain in-depth insight into designing and implementing impactful evaluations.
Pass the proctored exam to proceed to Stage 2.

Stage 2: March 2024 – August 2024 (Full-time)

Support an ongoing J-PAL evaluation in India for at least two months. Acquire hands-on experience in real-world evaluation implementation.
Participate in comprehensive courses on primary data collection led by J-PAL staff. Learn about choosing indicators, survey instrument design, piloting, and field protocols.
Receive mentorship from esteemed senior staff at J-PAL South Asia.

Who Can Apply:

  • Aspiring development researchers
  • Currently pursuing a PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health, or a related empirical discipline
  • Enrolled in an Indian university

Why Apply:

  • Shape India’s future with evidence-based policies
  • Boost your research capabilities and practical skills
  • Contribute to impactful social programs
  • Enhance your academic and professional profile

How to Apply?

Application Deadline: September 6, 2023

Ready to embark on a journey of knowledge, impact, and growth? Apply now and be part of the Research for Impact Fellowship!

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