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ADB's Visiting Fellow Program provides an opportunity for researchers and academics to work with ADB staff and share their ongoing economic research in ADB headquarters in Manila.
ADB accepts applications year-round, but selections will be made on a quarterly basis. Female applicants and applicants from ADB developing member countries are especially encouraged to apply.
The program offers visiting fellows the opportunity to:
Candidates must have a PhD or its equivalent, or be a PhD candidate, in economics or a related field. He or she must also have ongoing research or a research proposal on a topic of relevance to ADB.
A selection committee chaired by ADB’s Chief Economist will meet quarterly to review applications and make the final selection. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s background and expertise, as well as quality of research and its relevance to ADB.
Applications will be reviewed each calendar quarter, and responses will be sent out a month after the end of each quarter (e.g., by 31 July for applications received in the second quarter of the year). If you do not hear from us within 1 month after the calendar quarter when your application was sent, then your application was not favorably considered.
The following conditions of the Visiting Fellow Program will hold:
The visiting fellow will be entitled to some or all of the following, with benefits to be decided by the selection committee on a case-by-case basis:
Non-entitlement: The visiting fellow is not entitled to participate in ADB’s medical and dental retainer plans, staff retirement plan, salary, privileges, immunities, and other privileges for ADB staff.
Security: The visiting fellow is liable for his/her own security and safety and advised to register with his/her respective embassy in Manila. In case of evacuation from the country, he/she follows the embassy’s contingency planning.
For questions related to the fellowship, please email [email protected].
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