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The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution invites applications for the Echidna Global Scholars Program. The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience and ties to developing countries. It 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.
Once selected by CUE to participate in the program, Echidna Global Scholars will be expected to dedicate time to collecting data for their research in their home country, in preparation for their period of residency at Brookings in Washington DC. During their residency from June to mid-October 2020 at the Brookings Institution, Echidna Global Scholars will work with the center staff on developing their specific research project and a strategy for policy impact. They will also participate in professional development training and networking opportunities.
Submission deadline: October 1, 2019
Find out more about the Echidna Global Scholars Program and this call, including how to apply.
For information or questions about this call, please contact the organizers directly.