Fully Funded Echidna Global Scholar in USA is at Brookings Institution, Washington. The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. 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. Echidna Global Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. The structure of the program is divided into two main components to assist the scholars in having impact when returning to their home countries: research on global education issues, and leadership training. The research component of the program will include a data-collection phase at home and a writing and analysis phase during a residency at Brookings. It aims to equip global girls’ education leaders with the skills and support necessary to create a written policy research product to affect change for girls in their home countries. The leadership component of this program is built on the understanding that emotionally intelligent leadership is a core competency in girls’ education leadership and is thus integrated throughout the scholars’ residency at Brookings. Scholars will be exposed to new frameworks of leadership and be required to continually think reflexively on their own leadership style and philosophy. 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. This position would be ideal for a candidate with 10-15 years of professional experience in a related field.
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 early June 2019 to mid-October 2019 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. Echidna Global Scholars will draw on the resources of other 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. The program expects the Echidna Global Scholars to have the ability to interact with other Brookings scholars and the wider policy community, to conduct professional, in-depth research, and deliver spoken presentations in English. 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.
Education /Experience Requirements:
Strong analytical and writing skills. Successful applicants will have an intimate understanding of education development issues and gender.
Echidna Global Scholars must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with the Brookings Institution for the entire duration of the residency of the program as well as a pre-arrival data collection phase of research prior to their arrival. Soon after selection, Echidna Global Scholars are required to conduct research on a topic approved by Christina Kwauk, Fellow and lead of the Girl’s Education team at CUE. Scholars will present their research papers at a Brookings hosted day-long conference at the end of the residency. Each Scholar is expected to be an active participant in Brookings and CUE activities, including, but not limited to, regularly-scheduled organizational staff meetings, informal discussions, seminars, presentations, and other CUE and Brookings events.
Timing and Application Deadlines:
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Event Date||03 June,2019 to 18 October,2019|