Echidna Global Scholar Programme

Mid-level professionals with background in education, economics, etc. are invited to join the Echidna Global Scholar Programme and participate in a fellowship in Washington, D.C.

The programme aims to build the research and leadership skills of NGO leaders and academics whose work has a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world.

The Echidna Global Scholars Programme is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE), within the Global Economy and Development programme, at the Brookings Institution.

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.

Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

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.  

Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month while in D.C., paid single-occupancy housing for the four-and-a-half-month term, round-trip travel expenses, and a limited health insurance plan.

The deadline is on Friday 19th February 2021.


Main Criteria

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, on-government and civil society, government, or business. 

Master’s degree is required. PhD. or research background is strongly preferred.

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