2014 Echidna Global Scholars Program at Brookings CUE, USA

2014 Echidna Global Scholars Program at Brookings CUE, USA

Deadline: January 5, 2014

The Brookings Center for Universal Education is now accepting applications for the Echidna Global Scholars Program for 2014, a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics from developing countries. Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the 4.5-month term, and round-trip travel expenses.

Fellowship Details

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 to share with their home institutions.

During their residency at Brookings, Echidna Scholars work with CUE staff to develop a research project. They 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.


  • Applicants should have a background in education, development, economics, or a related area, with at least 15 years of professional experience in either research/academia; non-government and civil society; government; or business.
  • Ph.D. or research background strongly preferred; Master’s degree required.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills required.

Program Requirements

  • Echidna must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with The Brookings Institution for the entire 4.5-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 may have the opportunity to present their papers at a Brookings seminar or event at the end of the 4.5-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.

Please email [email protected] for additional information on this program.

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