Visiting Scholars Program

UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Program 2022/2023 (stipend of EUR 3,000)

UNU-WIDE Visiting Scholars Programme 2022/2023

Applications are open for the UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Programme 2022/2023. The 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 United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (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.


  • UNU-WIDER provides medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER).
  • A monthly stipend of EUR 3,000 as a contribution towards travel, visa, accommodation and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Visiting scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs (incl. visa) if they exceed EUR 1,200 (lowest economy class fare). The programme does not cover expenses related to dependents.

Visiting Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in economics or a development-related discipline. A good publication record is an added advantage.
  • Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.

They prefer applicants whose research overlaps with UNU-WIDER current research programme, but they remain open to proposals on all aspects of development.

Application Deadline 

September 30th, 2022

Application Process

UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the Visiting Scholars Programme once each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 September 23:59 UTC+3.

Selected applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline. The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.

Apply here

For more information, visit UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Program 2022







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