Affiliates Paul Niehaus and Ben Handel Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

The 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships were recently awarded to 126 early career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. CEGA affiliates Paul Niehaus, an Economics Professor at UC San Diego, and Ben Handel, and Economics Professor at UC Berkeley, were two of the winners. Since 1955, Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win 43 Nobel Prizes, 16 Fields Medals, 65 National Medals of Science, 14 John Bates Clark Medals, and numerous other distinguished awards.

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2015-2016 EASST Visiting Fellowship - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California Berkeley, to be completed during the 2015-2016 academic year. The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Learn more about this program and other open research and funding opportunities through EASST at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

CEGA Faculty Director Edward Miguel Awarded Graduate Student Mentoring Award

CEGA's Faculty Director, Edward Miguel, has been awarded the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award for Senior Faculty and was selected among a competitive pool of applicants. Each year, outstanding faculty are honored for their commitment to fostering excellence in the mentorship of graduate students at Berkeley and beyond. Congratulations Ted!