2016 Echidna Global Scholars Program for Promoting Girls’ Education in Developing Countries ( USD $5,000/Month Stipend & Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: November 30, 2015.

The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution seeks to help build expertise on girls’ education policies and programs in developing countries. 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.

Echidna scholars will also be supported to develop and implement a plan to share their expertise with their home institution to further build research capacity and expertise.

The Program:

  • The Echidna Global Scholars 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 8, 2016, to mid-December 2016, 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.

Applicant Requirements

  • 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.

Program Requirements:

  • Echidna scholars must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with The Brookings Institution for the entire four-and-a-half month residency of the program. This affiliation is not an employment relationship but part of a fellowship program.
  • Echidna scholars are required to conduct research on an approved topic. Echidna scholars will also present their research papers at a Brookings seminar or event at the end of the four-and-a-half month program

Benefits:

  • 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 four-and-a-half month term, and round-trip travel expenses.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following
– Application questionnaire and research project proposal (guidelines listed in program application)
– A curriculum vitae or resume
– Two writing samples with citations
– Two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references to globalechidna@brookings.edu and received no later than November 30, 2015, by 10pm GMT). Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Echidna Global Scholars Program for Promoting Girls’ Education

2 COMMENTS

  1. […] The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience and ties to developing countries. Echidna Global 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. […]

  2. […] The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience and ties to developing countries. Echidna Global 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. […]

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