Eligibility

To apply, you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • graduate student, a recent graduate, or post-doctoral student
  • hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • have completed at least three related graduate courses
  • faculty recommendation
NDIGD will support you by:
  • providing information sharing sessions in the fall of 2016

  • assisting with your application preparation, if necessary

  • holding preparatory sessions in early 2017 to prepare for fellowships:

    • JANUARY travel details: arrangements, visa and document requirements

    • FEBRUARY preparation for research experiences abroad

    • MARCH culture, language, and country-specific information

    • APRIL pre-departure check-in, details, and Q&A

  • checking in and being a resource for you (via email, Skype, or in-person visit) during your fellowship

Your faculty mentor commits to:
  • working with a host to submit a site for consideration, if one is not already in the USAID catalog
  • mentoring you through the application process and the duration of the fellowship
  • working with departments, centers, and institutes on campus to identify funding sources that will contribute to or fulfill entirely a 1:1 cost share
  • providing 5-10% time as a cost share match contribution (requiring inclusion on the faculty member’s labor distribution form at year-end)
  • writing a letter of reference for your application


 

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