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The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution seeks to build the evidence base on girls’ education policies and programs in developing countries. The Echidna Global Scholars Program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience and ties to developing countries. The 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.
The program selects professionals with substantial experience in and ties to developing countries, a demonstrated intent to return to a developing country, and a passion and demonstrated commitment to girls’ education. 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.
Echidna Global Scholars will complete a fellowship residency at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., USA, from early July 2018 to mid-November 2018. Once selected, Echidna Global Scholars will be expected to collect data prior to their arrival in Washington, D.C. and work on an extensive, cutting-edge written research product during their residency, as well as a post-residency project proposal with the intent to implement their research in their home country upon completion of the program.
Apply online through the Brookings website by November 13, 2017.
Visit the careers page of the Brookings website for the full posting, including eligibility information and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.