Offer: Call for Applicants: Brookings Institution Global Scholars Program Fellowship (Deadline to apply: 20 March 2013)
Global Scholars Program
Promoting Girls’ Education in Developing Countries. The Center for Universal Education (CUE) works to build expertise on girls’ education policies and programs in developing countries. Through the Global Scholars Program, CUE hosts guest scholars from developing countries for a four-month period to pursue research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls. Upon completion of their research, CUE will support the guest scholars in developing and implementing a plan to share their expertise with their home institutions to further build research capacity and expertise.
The Global Scholars Program fits within the broader Global Compact on Learning work-stream by aligning the research plans of the guest scholars with a shared research agenda that will be developed in partnership with academics and operational agencies.
About The Center for Universal Education
As part of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, 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.
Global Scholars Program
The Global Scholars Program fits within the broader Global Compact on Learning work stream by aligning the research plans of the guest scholars with a collaborative research agenda. During their 4-month residency from mid-August 2013 to mid-December 2013, at Brookings, guest scholars will work with the Center staff on developing their specific research project, while also participating in a set of short workshops on different topics led by experts in the field. Guest scholars will draw on the resources of Brookings’ scholars, as well as the extended public policy community in Washington, D.C. through participating in additional meetings and conferences and networking with the broader development community.
Send application questionnaire (included below) and project proposal, resume, and two writing samples with citations to CUE Hiring Manager, reference job 13021. Additionally, send two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references to firstname.lastname@example.org ). Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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. Successful applicants will have intimate understanding of education development issues and/or issues related to development and gender. Applicants who have not worked explicitly on girls’ education previously are welcome but should include an explanation of how this focus on girls’ education can be integrated successfully into their current and future work. Guest scholars will be expected to work on extensive, cutting-edge research, as well as a project proposal with the intent to implement their research in their home country upon completion of the program. Additional expectations of scholars include interacting with other Brookings scholars and the wider policy community, a demonstrated ability to conduct professional, in-depth research and deliver spoken presentations in English. 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-month term, and round-trip travel expenses. Ph.D. or research background strongly preferred; Master’s degree required. Strong analytical and writing skills required.
Guest scholars must be available for a full-time, on-site affiliation with Brookings for the entire 4-month residency of the program. This affiliation is not an employment relationship but part of a fellowship program. Guest scholars are required to conduct extensive research on an approved topic. Guest scholars may have the opportunity to present their papers at a Brookings seminar or event at the end of the 4-month program. Each guest 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.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- Application questionnaire and project proposal. Download here in PDF format or Word format.
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- Two writing samples with citations
- Two letters of recommendation from professional references (emailed directly from references to email@example.com )
Term: mid-August 2013 to mid-December 2013
Application deadline: March 20, 2013, by 5pm EST
Selected for interviews: April 1, 2013
Results Announced: May 1, 2013
Submitting Your Application
Applications should be signed and dated by applicant, submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by March 20, 2013, at 5pm EST. No exceptions will be granted for late applications. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit additional materials.
All questions or inquiries from applicants or organizations should be sent via email to email@example.com .