Thank you for your interest in USAID’s Research and Innovation Fellowships. Through this network you have the opportunity to choose from a group of rigorously selected, top-tier researchers from U.S. institutions that can support your work. The Fellows pass a demanding evaluation process and are current students at U.S. universities working across a variety of fields, with special emphasis on science, technology and innovation.
If you are interested inhostinga Fellow, please review the following criteria and consider the type of opportunity you could provide to a Fellow. You may view examples of opportunities submitted by other hosts at http://rifellowships.screendoor.io/catalog
Host Institution Criteria:
· Must be a non-governmental organization, university, research institution, government agency, philanthropic organization, a not-for-profit entity associated with a private sector company, or a private organization involved in demonstrable development work. · Must be accredited or in good standing within their professional community. · Must demonstrate interest and commitment by providing tangible support to Fellows commensurate with their organization or institution’s abilities and capacity. · Host candidates must be non-U.S. organizations/individuals for this application. For information on how to apply as a U.S.-based organization or as a U.S. citizen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Placement Opportunity Criteria:
· Must be of high scientific merit and feasibility. · Must offer the potential for development impact. · Must provide a safe and secure work environment which allows Fellows access to all appropriate resources in order to effectively complete their fellowship. · Must identify a Supervisor* who is available throughout the duration of the Fellowship and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project.
*Organizations may also wish to consider providing mentors or peer-to-peer support for the Fellows. In some instances, under appropriate supervision, Fellows may also be offered the opportunity to teach and/or mentor more junior level students.