Fellowship in Development Research (Enrollment Deadline: April 8, 2024)

Dear Selected Fellows,

We would like to notify you of being selected in our fellowship in development research which tackles the complex and persistent challenges of poverty and development in underserved communities.

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 an IDR affiliate 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.

At the end of this programme, fellows will gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support humanitarian and development-related studies.

This programme is self-paced. Fellows and selected postgraduate observers will connect to the learning platform at their own time, access learning materials and return tasks within a reasonable deadline.

Note: If you are already enrolled to the graduate internship in international development programme, you need not take this fellowship.

Prerequisite Programme

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

Preliminary Programme Schedule

26 March 2024:
Notification of successful applicants

26 March 2024 – 8 April 2024:
• • Batch enrollment of remote interns on Bitrix24 Virtual Collaboration Tool and Peer-to-Peer WhatsApp group
• In-house E-Volunteering in development practice (optional). Find out more here
• Familiarity tour of co-fellows
• Installation of SPSS software

9 April 2024:
Commencement of remote fellowship activities

**Countdown timer indicates enrollment window period

9 May 2024:
End of programme and issuance of certificate of fellowship in development research.

For inclusivity, this programme will be delivered using Bitrix24 – an easy-to-use collaboration software with complete tools for management, collaboration, and communication. Bitrix24 gives you a unified platform for your files, projects, messages, tasks, and contacts. Click Bitrix24 to learn more.

How to login to the Fellowship in Development Research Workspace?

Step 1
Make payment via transfer or card:

i. Direct Deposit/Transfer
Amount: 6000 NGN
Payable to Dataville Research LLC,
GTBank 0588853895

ii. Local Card Payment
Click here to pay securely via card.

iii. Overseas Card Payment
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Send your evidence of payment to fellowship@datavillegroup.com, indicate your full name: surname, first name and middle name (if any). All Payments will be acknowledged within 1-3 hours of receipt.

Step 2
Receive Bitrix24 invite link and sign in to the remote fellowship workspace.

Once again, accept our congratulations.

Warm regards.

Bunmi Akinwale
Assistant Programme Officer

For: Programmes Selection Committee


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