USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships, slated to begin in the spring semester, are a newly established partnership between ASU and USAID’s US Global Development Lab. Encourage your graduate students to attend the information session and apply for fellowships.

Monday, October 6, 2014
2:30–4 p.m.
University Club, Heritage Room, Tempe campus [map]
Register online

Dessert reception

Join the School of Sustainability for a special presentation with Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an agency focused on ending extreme poverty across the world.

Administrator Shah will discuss the USAID Research and Innovation (R&I) Fellowships, slated to begin in the spring semester. The R&I Fellowships are a newly established partnership between ASU and USAID’s US Global Development Lab. These Fellowships offer top graduate students the opportunity to work with USAID and host institutions in one of seven developing countries (Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa) to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Fellows will receive support for travel and tuition and be connected to a worldwide network of international-development professionals.

In his role as USAID’s administrator, Shah manages a $22 billion budget. He has been the driving force behind “USAID Forward,” a set of reforms to USAID’s business model that focuses on procurement, science and technology, and monitoring and evaluation. Before USAID, he served as undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist at the Department of Agriculture and as Director of Agricultural Development and Director of Strategic Opportunities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

After Shah’s presentation, high-level representatives from USAID will detail the fellowship application process, answer questions and discuss opportunities for engagement.

Information on all events: schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events

2 Comments

  1. Shakira McCall October 6, 2014 4:00 pm

    Unfortunately, I missed this wonderful opportunity! Where can I get more information about applying for the USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship?

    • Stephanie Mabee October 6, 2014 4:36 pm

      Hi Shakira,

      I would start at http://www.usaid.gov/RIFellowships. It lists some key information information including an email address and links to becoming a fellow.

      Best of luck!

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