Center for Universal Education Echidna Global Scholars Program in USA, 2016

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The Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution invites applications for Echidna Global Scholars Program available for scholars from developing countries. This program is designed to offer guest scholars the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education. 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.

The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics from developing countries.

As part of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) develops and disseminates effective solutions for quality education and skills development. It offers a forum for research, high-level dialogue, and public debate on a range of issues relevant to education, with a particular focus on the developing world.

Course Level:Scholarship is available for undertaking research at the Brookings Institution.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded for research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education. Applicants are also encouraged to include areas of research focused on Second Generation education priorities for girls. The five Second Generation priorities include: 1) ensuring that girls can attend and complete primary and secondary school; 2) making schools safer and more secure; 3) improving the quality of learning for girls; 4) supporting girls’ transition to higher education and employment; and 5) cultivating local country leaders to champion this work at the grassroots level.

Scholarship Award: 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.

Scholarship can be taken in the 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. 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.

Nationality: Scholars from developing countries can apply for this scholarship.

Developing Countries Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications should be signed and dated by applicants, submitted via email to globalechidna-at-brookings.edu. Interested candidates should submit the following

  • Application questionnaire and research project proposal
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two writing samples with citations
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references toglobalechidna-at-brookings.edu and received no later than October 31, 2016. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2016.

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