Call for Applicants: Echidna Global Scholars Program [Center for Universal Education – Brookings Institution]

Closing Date: 1.10 2018. Echidna Scholars spend four to six months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., researching 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 in the developing country where they have demonstrated substantial ties.

During their residency at Brookings, Echidna Scholars work with CUE staff to develop a research project. Scholars can draw upon Brookings’ intellectual capital and convening power, as well as the extended public policy community in Washington DC through meetings and conferences, and through networking with the broader international development community.

The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience and ties to developing countries. 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.

This a short-term, full-time, non-salaried resident fellowship. Fellows 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.

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