Center for Universal Education Echidna Global Scholars Program
Promoting Girls' Education in Developing Countries
The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution seeks to help build expertise on girls' education policies and programs in developing countries. This program is designed to offer guest scholars from developing countries the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls' education. Echidna scholars will also be supported to develop and implement a plan to share their expertise with their home institution to further build research capacity and expertise.
About the Center for Universal Education
As part of the Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) develops and disseminates effective solutions to the challenges of achieving universal quality education worldwide. It offers a forum for research, high-level dialogue, and public debate on a range of issues relevant to education in the developing world. In an effort to translate our report, A Global Compact on Learning, from commitment into action, we are committed to helping build the knowledge base of what is needed to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in developing countries, especially those most marginalized and hardest to reach.
Echidna scholars must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with The Brookings Institution for the entire four-and-a-half month residency of the program. This affiliation is not an employment relationship but part of a fellowship program. Echidna scholars are required to conduct research on an approved topic. Echidna scholars will also present their research papers at a Brookings seminar or event at the end of the four-and-a-half month program. Each Echidna scholar is expected to be an active participant in Brookings and CUE activities, including, but not limited to, regularly-organized organizational staff meetings, informal discussions, seminars, presentations, and other CUE and Brookings events.
The interview process includes a series of phone interviews with CUE leadership. Finalists will receive a CUE team member in their home countries for a short site-visit and series of discussions to determine potential impact of research.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following
- Application questionnaire and research project proposal (guidelines listed in program application)
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- Two writing samples with citations
- Two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references to firstname.lastname@example.org and received no later than November 30, 2015, by 10pm GMT). Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials.
Please Note: The application deadline is November 30, 2015.
Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered.
All questions or inquiries from applicants or organizations should be sent via email to email@example.com.