2016 Echidna Global Scholars Program for Scholars from developing countries. Applications are open until December 31, 2015 . Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the 4.5-month term and round-trip travel expenses. Let's dive in to the full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Brookings Institution| USA
Level: Research( Echidna Scholars spend four to six months for pursuing research at Brookings.)
Field(s): Fellowship is awarded for research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world.
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Funded By: This program is made possible by the generous contribution of The Echidna Giving Fund.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 Echidna Global Scholars Program is targeted for Scholars from developing countries.
‣ Award No: Not Specified.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Duration of fellowship is 4.5-month, from August 1 2014 to mid-December 2014.
‣ Scholarship covers: Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the 4.5-month term and round-trip travel expenses.
2016 Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted
by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings
program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO
leaders and academics from developing countries.
Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings pursuing research on
global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning
opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world.
completion of their fellowship, CUE supports the scholars in
implementing an action plan that applies their new skills and
expertise to share with their home institutions.
their residency at Brookings, Echidna Scholars work with CUE staff to
develop a research project.
draw upon Brookings’ intellectual capital and convening power, as
well as the extended public policy community in Washington through
meetings and conferences, and through networking with the broader
international development community.
should have a background in education, development, economics or a
related area, with at least 15 years of professional experience in
either research/academia; non-government and civil society;
government; or business. PhD or research background strongly
preferred; Master’s degree required.
analytical and writing skills required.
applicants will have intimate understanding of education development
issues and/or issues related to development and gender.
who have not worked explicitly on girls’ education previously are
welcome but should include an explanation of how this focus on girls’
education can be integrated successfully into their current and
scholars will be expected to work on extensive, cutting-edge
research, as well as a project proposal with the intent to implement
their research in their home country upon completion of the program.
expectations of scholars include interacting with other Brookings
scholars and the wider policy community, a demonstrated ability to
conduct professional, in-depth research and deliver spoken
presentations in English.
will be announced in April 2016. Only applicants selected for
interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may
be asked to submit additional materials.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Interested candidates should submit the following: -
Application questionnaire and project proposal.
A curriculum vitae or resume
Two writing samples with citations
Two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references to globalechidna-at-brookings.edu)
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on The Echidna Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 program. The deadline is December 31, 2015. Please visit the Jobs and Internship page for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
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