The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined with several U.S. Government (USG) supported agencies to support Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). Administered by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. This innovative program is designed to leverage the investments other USG-supported agencies have made in scientific research and training while supporting the initiatives of developing country scientists.
The Global Human Development Program (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service is thrilled to announce the Fr. Ben Nebres, S.J. Scholarship – a scholarship that covers full tuition and provides a stipend for living expenses – with a preference for students who are residents of the Philippines. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student for Fall 2017.
The Global Human Development Program is a two year, full-time master's degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. The curriculum covers core courses including the economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finance and budgeting, and management.
In addition to the curriculum, students have three opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to professional work experiences: the summer field project - a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement; a required internship at a relevant international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and the capstone project - a client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis.
As GHD is a practitioner-focused program, competitive applicants for the Scholarship will have at least two years of experience working in international development or a related field. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or anticipate receiving an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application materials:
Supplemental data sheet
Official transcripts and test scores (GREs and TOEFL/IELTS)
Three letter of recommendation
The scholarship will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline for admission for Fall 2017 is January 15, 2017.
GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
ICC 302, Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687.5060