PRG Fellows



The Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) invites expressions of interest for a new fellowship program that involves (1) a short residency and intensive mentoring at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and (2) up to USD 10,000 to cover research costs. PRG will also cover the fellow’s travel, visa, and accommodation in Los Angeles. (We have kept the residency component relatively short to accommodate prospective fellows, who may have family or work obligations that preclude long stays away from home.)


PRG is a research initiative based at UCLA. In collaboration with its partners in civil society, government, and the private sector in the Global South, PRG uses the tools of social science to diagnose problems, design interventions, and evaluate proposed solutions to natural resource governance. The goal of the fellowship is to enable new research related to natural resource governance led by scholars and practitioners from Global South countries.



PRG is looking for fellows who meet the following criteria:

(1) They are nationals of a Global South country, working as activists, scholars, and policymakers in the Global South. (We will give some preference to applicants in sub-Saharan Africa, as PRG has more experience supporting research in that region.)

(2) They are interested in new, policy-relevant research related to natural resource governance, broadly understood (e.g., conservation, economic impacts, corruption).

(3) They have a degree in the social sciences or some experience with research or policy evaluation. Fellows do not need to be scholars, but they must be interested in leading an original research or evaluation project.



Well-qualified applicants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using this form. EOIs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31, 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application in April 2022. 

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