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UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Programmed 2022/2023

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Applications are open for the UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Programmed 2022/2023. The Visiting Scholars Programmed 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 programmed does not cover expenses related to dependents.


  • 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 programmed, but they remain open to proposals on all aspects of development.


UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the Visiting Scholars Programmed 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.

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For more information, visit UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars.


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