How To Apply For The 2021 Echidna Global Scholars Program

2021 Echidna Global Scholars Program

The applications are open for the 2021 Echidna Global Fellowship Scholars Program is now open. The 2021 Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution.

About The 2021 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. Echidna Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings pursuing research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world. 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.

During their residency at Brookings, Echidna Scholars work with CUE staff to develop a research project. In addition, they will draw upon Brookings’ intellectual capital and convening power, as well as the extended public policy community in Washington through meetings and conferences, and through networking with the broader international development community. This program is made possible by the generous contribution of The Echidna Giving Fund.


Benefits Of The Scholars Program

Successful applicants will receive the following:

  • a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month while in D.C. (subject to U.S. tax withholding and reporting),
  • paid single-occupancy housing for the four-and-a-half-month term,
  • round-trip travel expenses, and
  • a limited health insurance plan.

Eligibility Criteria For 2021 Global Echidna fellowship Scholars Program

To be eligible for the program, the applicants must meet the requirements below

  • Applicants should have a background in education, development, economics, or a related area, with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in either research / academia; non-government and civil society; government; or business.
  • Applicants will have an intimate understanding of education development issues and gender.
  • Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or research background strongly preferred.
  • Applicants should have strong analytical and writing skills.

How To Apply For The 2021 Echidna Global Scholars Program

To apply for the program, follow the instructions below

  • Submit a cover letter that explains your goals and intent for the program, along with your curriculum vitae or resume. This should include a list of your publications, and fellowships, honors, awards, funded research, or foundation support that you have received. Attach curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter as one document when you apply.
  • When prompted, attach answers to Questionnaire. Click here to access document.
  • When prompted, attach Research Project Proposal. Click here to access document.

You must save your documents using the format “Last Name, First Name” and document name (for example: Doe_Jane_CV).

Note that letters of recommendation, writing samples, and transcripts are NOT required. Please upload Questionnaire and Research Project Proposal in the Writing Sample section.

Successful candidates may be asked to submit additional materials. Incomplete applications, and any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If you require visa sponsorship to participate in this fellowship program, your English proficiency will be verified via an objective assessment as required by the U.S. Department of State.

Please note that the application deadline is February 19, 2021 and that the tentative residency dates will be from September – December 2021.

For more information, visit Global Echidna fellowship Scholars Program

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