United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Research and Innovation Fellowships program
USAID has recently launched a new program called the Research and Innovation Fellowship. USAID is excited to offer U.S. students at your university the opportunity to apply their science and technology expertise overseas to do research in collaboration with key hosting organizations in seven countries throughout the developing world (Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal, and South Africa are the initial pilot countries). Students can search for opportunities (more than 300 of them) that match their interests and expertise through a virtual catalog (Click on "Learn More" below to get to the catalog). Successful applicants will become USAID Research and Innovation Fellows and will be funded by NSF and USAID for up to $24,000 for placements of 2-12 months, commencing as early as March 2014. Currently, these Fellowships are rolling out in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are only open to individuals in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Opportunities for other streams of Fellows will become available as the program expands, and so, we are hoping to include advisors and other students in the audience, to help ensure we grow this pilot seamlessly.
Questions? Email: RIFellowships@USAID.gov