CARI Fellowship program
About the CARI Fellowship Program
SAIS-CARI Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis or by invitation to researchers, policy-makers, or journalists who wish to carry out research and write about an under-explored policy issue related to China-Africa engagement related to the session’s theme.
Applicants are expected to have relevant language skills for their projects. They may apply to either (1) spend time in the field conducting new research in China or Africa on a China-Africa policy issue or (2) spend a month at SAIS, leveraging CARI resources – including our extensive proprietary data on Chinese loans, our China Africa faculty, and our location – to work on a China-Africa topic. Any research carried out under the auspices of this program must contain a fieldwork component in China or Africa, which can be separate from this application. All projects must be policy-relevant and based on case studies and fieldwork.
Grants amounts are calculated based on proposed budgets and cover economy flight(s), accommodation and meals, local transportation, and other reasonable research costs.
Successful applicants are expected to produce a working paper (of approximately 10,000 words) for the SAIS-CARI working paper series and/or a policy brief (of no more than 2,000 words) for the SAIS-CARI policy brief series; following CARI author guidelines. All grantees are also encouraged to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. Grantees may be invited to present their research at SAIS-CARI’s annual conference; travel & accommodation for the conference are separate from these research grants.
The SAIS-CARI Fellows Program is supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.