Brookings Institution Echidna Global Scholarship for Developing Countries in USA, and applications are submitted till December 19th 2014. This program is designed to offer guest scholars from developing countries the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education. Applicants selected will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the four-and-a-half month term, and round-trip travel expenses. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): at the Brookings Institution| USA
Level: research at the Brookings Institution
Field(s): This program is designed to offer guest scholars from developing countries the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education.
Deadline: December 19th 2014.
Funded By: The Brookings Institution
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Brookings Institution Echidna Global Scholarship is targeted for Scholars from developing countries
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: Scholarship is awarded four-and-a-half month from August 1, 2015 to mid-December 2015.
‣ Scholarship covers:Applicants selected will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the four-and-a-half month term, and round-trip travel expenses.
‣ The Brookings Institution Echidna Global Scholarship Program fits within the broader Global Compact on Learning work stream by aligning the research plans of the Echidna scholars with a collaborative research agenda.
‣ During their four-and-a-half month residency from August 1, 2015, to mid-December 2015, at The Brookings Institution, Echidna scholars will work with the Center staff on developing their specific research project and may then work with the Brookings communications team to develop a strategy for policy impact.
‣ Echidna scholars will also participate in training and networking opportunities.
‣ Echidna scholars will draw on the resources of Brookings’ scholars, as well as the extended public policy community in Washington, D.C. by participating in additional meetings and conferences and networking with the broader development community.
‣ Applicants 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. Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or research background strongly preferred.
‣ Strong analytical and writing skills required.
‣ Successful applicants will have an intimate understanding of education development issues and/or issues related to development and gender.
‣ Applicants 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 future work.
‣ Echidna 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.
‣ Students will be selected for interviews in January, 2015 and the results will be announced in April, 2015.
‣ Applications should be submitted via email.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on December 19th 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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