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Echidna Global Scholars Program for Developing Countries at Brookings Institution in USA, 2014

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The Echidna Giving Fund is funding visiting fellowship for a period of 4.5 months, from August 1 2014 to mid-December 2014. Fellows will receive a living stipend (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the 4.5 months term and round-trip travel expenses. Echidna 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. Online application must be submitted by January 5th 2014.

Study Subject (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.
Course Level: Echidna Scholars spend four to six months for pursuing research at Brookings.
Scholarship Provider: This program is made possible by the generous contribution of The Echidna Giving Fund.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: -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. PhD or research background strongly preferred; Master’s degree required.

  • Strong analytical and writing skills required.
  • Successful applicants will have 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.
  • Additional 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.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Scholars from developing countries are eligible for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: 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 from developing countries. Echidna 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. Upon 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. During their residency at Brookings, Echidna Scholars work with CUE staff to develop a research project. They 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Duration of fellowship is 4.5-month, from August 1 2014 to mid-December 2014.

What does it cover? 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.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Results will be announced in April 2014. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials.

How to Apply: 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 Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is January 5th 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

The Echidna Giving Fund


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