Description

Over the course of this program, these young leaders will participate in dynamic and applied coursework tailored to their individual cohort and taught by world-class faculty and practitioners They will meet and work regularly with local civic leaders and community members including the large African refugee populations who call Phoenix home and they will learn firsthand the challenges and successes associated with developing strong civic leadership and social entrepreneurship models through trips to urban and rural communities throughout Arizona.

Description

The USAID Global Development Lab Research and Innovation Fellowship at Arizona State University (ASU) will pilot a new model for knowledge exchange between graduate and Ph.D. students, host organizations in developing countries and USAID to collaboratively address complex development challenges. This program will leverage existing multidisciplinary programs and relationships with international partners in ASUs School of Sustainability, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and WP Carey School of Business to provide collaborative research experiences for graduate students with partners in developing countries around sustainable development, science and technology (S&T), and innovation and entrepreneurship. We propose 8-12 Fellows to pilot the initial model with a 1:1 match from ASU. To encourage a diverse, multidisciplinary cohort, all graduate students with research interests in international development will be invited to apply.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/15/149/14/18

Funding

  • US Agency for International Development (USAID): $673,596.00

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