STAARS and STAAARS+ Fellows are paired with faculty and research staff affiliated with Cornell University, with whom
they jointly author a paper on a topic of mutual interest relating to structural transformation in
sub-Saharan Africa. STAARS and STAAARS+ Fellows’ research uses high-quality panel datasets, such as the World
Bank LSMS-ISA data. In addition to producing high-quality publishable research, the STAARS and STAAARS+
fellowships include writing, data management, and communication capacity building designed explicitly to
develop and expand the professional reach of talented early-career African scholars. STAARS and STAAARS+ fellowships
are sponsored by the African Development Bank and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets
The STAAARS+ Program is part of the Michigan State University Innovation Lab for Food Security Research, Policy, Capacity and Influence.
Read “…An exceptional opportunity to promote up-and-coming African researchers” to learn what our previous fellows think about STAARS.
To learn more about the STAARS program read "For STAARS fellows and mentors, their Business is a Better World ".