Brookings Washington Echidna Global Scholars Program for Citizens of Developing Countries

Echidna Global Scholars Program

Course(s) Offered: Education, Development, Gender issues
Course Level: Graduate (fellowship, research, skills training)
Provider: The Echidna Giving Fund
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution for NGO leaders and academics from developing countries.

The Echidna Scholars Program aims to build the research, analytical, and leadership skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience with and ties to developing countries, whose work has 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 in the developing country where they have demonstrated substantial ties. This Echidna program is made possible by the generous contribution of The Echidna Giving Fund.

1). Education /Experience Requirements:
The program selects professionals with substantial experience in and ties to developing countries, a demonstrated intent to return to a developing country after completing the period of residency at Brookings, and a passion and demonstrated commitment to girls’ education. Applicants should have a background in education, development, economics, or a related area, with a minimum of 10 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.

2). Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Strong analytical and writing skills. Successful applicants will have an intimate understanding of education development issues and gender.

3). Additional Information:
Applicants who have not worked explicitly on girls’ education previously are welcome to apply, 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 Global Scholars must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with the Brookings Institution for the entire duration of the residency of the program as well as a pre-arrival data collection phase of research prior to their arrival.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing Countries

Fields of study
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.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Echidna Global Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C

Scholarship benefits
Please note that this position is a short-term full-time resident fellowship at Brookings (it is not an employee position). Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding and reporting), paid single-occupancy housing for the four-and-a-half-month term, and round-trip travel expenses, and a limited health insurance plan.

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.

Method of Application
Submit a cover letter that explains your goals and intent for the program. Please attach curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter as one document when you apply, as instructed. Documents must be saved with a format of Last Name, First Name and document name (for example: Doe_Jane_CV).

The application process for the 2019 Echidna Global Scholars Program is now open and application details can be accessed here.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials. Incomplete applications, and any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If you require visa sponsorship to participate in this fellowship program, your English proficiency will be verified via an objective assessment as required by the U.S. Department of State.

The Center for Universal Education (CUE) at The Brookings Institution develops and disseminates effective solutions to the challenges of achieving universal quality education. The center offers a forum for research, high-level dialogue, and public debate on a range of issues relevant to education in developing countries.

The Brookings Institution is an American think tank based in Washington, D.C., USA. One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.

Application Deadline: 1 October 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes (developing countries)

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