Project Details


Global Development Research Global Development Research The Global Development Research Scholars program (GDR) will continue its partnership with First Solar (via the ) to identify graduate students who will connect ASUs knowledge and innovation directly to the most pressing development challenges at the local and international level. This partnership will builds on USAID and First Solars initial investment by bringing ASUs wide breadth and depth of expertise to bear upon the great development challenges of our time, deploying early career scholars around the world to take on projects related to health, education, economic growth, biodiversity and conservation, human trafficking, refugees & migrants, gender, supply chain, energy, water, and innovation and entrepreneurship. GDR Scholars will be required to take on an Innovation Case Challenge (ICC) identified by ASU and First Solar that will occur in Nairobi, Kenya. A highly selective process will be utilized to identify new scholars who excel in their fields and bring innovative, evidence-based approaches. Projects and deliverables will be custom designed to meet partner needs, fusing flexibility and real-world application with academic rigor. The program will bridge access to academic and practitioner networks in the host country and the U.S., including the 3,000 faculty of Arizona State Universitythe largest university in the U.S.
Effective start/end date8/15/188/31/20


  • Toledo Community Foundation: $49,993.00


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