The Echidna Global Scholar Program is a fully funded Visiting fellowship program hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE), within the Global Economy and Development program, at the Brookings Institution. The Echidna Global Scholars Program (the 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. This position would be ideal for a candidate with 10-15 years of professional experience in a related field. Echidna Global Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. The Program structure divided into two main components assists the scholars in having an impact when returning to their home countries. May it be in research on global education issues, and leadership training.
The candidates should note that this position is a short-term full-time resident fellowship at Brookings. Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month while in D.C. Further, Brookings Institution will provide paid single-occupancy housing for the four-and-a-half-month term, round-trip travel expenses, and a limited health insurance plan.
The Echidna Global Scholar Program selects professionals with substantial experience in and ties to developing countries. Further, the candidates should have a profile that aligns with the following requirements:
The application process for the Echidna Global Scholar Program requires candidates to submit an online form. Along with the application form, the candidates must submit a cover letter that explains your goals and intent for the program. Further, the candidates must also submit their curriculum vitae or resume.
Next, the candidates must submit answers to the questions in questionnaire form, available here. Also, the candidates must attach the project proposal. However, the candidates do not require writing samples or letter of recommendations.
The selection committee at Brookings Institution will contact candidates shortlisted for interview. Candidates may require to submit additional documents requested by the selection committee. Further, the candidates should also have proficiency in the English Language.
The Brookings Institution will accept the application for the Fully Funded Echidna Global Scholar Program until 01 October 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are invalid.