The Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution is currently offering Echidna Global Scholars Program to international students from developing Countries of the world. This program is designated to offer exceptional guest scholars from developing countries the golden opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with special focus on girl child education. Applicants selected will be awarded a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), with fully paid housing for the four-and-a-half month term, and round-trip travel expenses.
December 19th 2014.
Subject Areas: 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.
Course Level: Scholarship courses are awarded for pursuing research programs at the Brookings Institution.
Scholarship Sponsor: The Brookings Institution
Scholarship is taken at: USA
-Applicants interested in these scholarships must have a background in education, development, economics, or a related area, with at least 15 years of real work experience in either research/academia; non-government and civil society; government; or business. Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or research background strongly preferred.
– Note that to qualify for this scholarship, strong analytical and writing skills are required.
-Successful applicants must have have an in-depth understanding of education developmental issues and/or issues related to development and gender.
-However, applicants who have not worked exclusively on girls’ education previously are also welcome but are required to include an explanation of how a 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.
International Students: Scholars from developing countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: 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 1, 2015, to mid-December 2015, 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.
Number of scholarship(s): Not specified
Duration of scholarship award(s): Scholarship will be awarded four-and-a-half month from August 1, 2015 to mid-December 2015.
Value of Scholarship: Applicants selected will receive a packaged stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing accommodation for the four-and-a-half month term, as well as round-trip travel expenses.
Selection criteria: Not specified
Notification: Students will be selected for interviews in January, 2015 and the results will be announced in April, 2015.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via email.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Note that the application deadline is December 19th 2014.
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