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Research Fellowship

Global South Fellowship in Development Research

Our research tackles the complex and persistent challenges of poverty and development. We take a multidisciplinary approach and work with an international network of partners to develop solutions which we actively seek to see applied in development policy and practice.

Our collaboration with researchers, policy makers and international development practitioners help to foster thinkers with well-informed views. Their diverse insights and opinions represent our commitment to advancing knowledge and using rigorous research to find sustainable solutions to international development challenges.

Our Fellows consist of individual researchers working remotely on carrying out research on themes close to those of our programmes. Fellows will be in the network of IDR and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes and thematic areas. They will continue to work or study in their current positions and various locations, but will interact with IDR as a part of the Fellowship.

We are soliciting for young professionals seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations and desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.

This programme is delivered in English only. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

System Requirements

  • Valid email account. Participants will be required to register with their valid personal email accounts. However, you will be assigned an organization email account valid for the period of fellowship.
  • Participants will need regular access to a computer or android device. High speed broadband connectivity is highly recommended for optimal interactive experience.
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or higher.
  • Software: Some activities and tasks may have additional software requirements. This include SPSS, Stata and R. We provide these packages and technical assistance during installation.
  • Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Explorer or Safari.

Benefits

  • Gain extensive knowledge of global development delivered by professionals drawn from a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.
  • Become proficient in development research techniques from a practical point of view.
  • Boost your career confidence and expand your professional network.
  • Fellows with outstanding performance will be engaged in our Statistical Consulting Center’s activities and receive stipends.
  • Gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support development-related studies.
  • Receive the prestigious IDR authorized certificate of fellowship in development research endorsed by the London International Development Centre.

Prerequisite Programme

  • A First Look at Global Development
  • Data Sources in International Development
  • How to Break into International Development
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Research Methodology for Development
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Exploring Opportunities in the Development Sector
  • Project Management in International Development
  • International Development Templates
  • Communication for Development
  • Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
  • GIS Mapping for Development Projects
  • Programme Implementation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Responding to RFPs
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Artificial Intelligence for International Development
  • Future of Development Aid
  • Term Paper

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why the Fellowship in Development Research?

The Global South Fellowship in Development Research will complement research efforts of our Institute for Development Research – an independent and non-partisan unit of the Dataville consortium which brings together more than 75 independent experts drawn Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions from all over the globe who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of development and public policy issues. Our research revolves around Africa; Poverty and Development; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Gender and Development; and Aid Challenges.

What is the mode of this fellowship programme?

Fellows will be in the network of IDR and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes and thematic areas. They will continue to work or study in their current positions and various locations, but will interact with IDR as a part of the Fellowship. Fellows will work out how they would like to contribute: send in a paper, write a short one-page note, suggest links and websites or other ways that would enhance the programme’s content. Fellows could also suggest new topic sub-categories (within the existing focal themes and sub-themes), but will be responsible to fill it up in its entirety.

Do I need to have experience in the development sector?

No prior experience is required. However, selected Fellows will undergo a prerequisite programme in development, covering the following areas:

  • A First Look at Global Development
  • Data Sources in International Development
  • How to Break into International Development
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Research Methodology for Development
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Exploring Opportunities in the Development Sector
  • Project Management in International Development
  • International Development Templates
  • Communication for Development
  • Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
  • GIS Mapping for Development Projects
  • Programme Implementation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Responding to RFPs
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Artificial Intelligence for International Development
  • Future of Development Aid
  • Term Paper

What is the duration of this programme?

After a minimum period of three months of interaction, and after having made concrete inputs to IDR’s programmes, a Fellow is eligible to receive a “Certificate of Fellowship”.

How is this programme funded?

This Fellowship development programme is a sole initiative of Dataville Research LLC and does not receive any funding for any of its activities. Hence, as a matter of policy, selected IDR Fellows will be required to pay a one-time fee of 50 USD for the prerequisite programme in international development. This payment does not apply to past interns of Dataville Research LLC.

Further enquires?

For further questions and comments, please send a mail to fellowship@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.

Research Fellowship Application Form

| Deadline: November 12, 2019

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Education Information

Area of Interest

Work Experience

How did you hear about this programme?

Selection Assessment Question

Focal Themes

 Africa Poverty and Development Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender and Development Aid Challenges

Sub-themes

 Human Rights Education Public Health Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Private Sector Development Governance and Civil Society ICT4D

 I hereby acknowledge that if selected as a Fellow in the IDR Fellowship in Development Research, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitments as outlined in the full 12-week program.