Frequently Asked Questions About E4C’s Research Fellowship

1. I’m interested in becoming an Engineering for Change (E4C) Fellow. How do I apply?

You can fill out this Google form to express your interest in this opportunity. For the official application, you will fill out a Google survey. You will be asked to upload your resume or CV, a letter of interest, a writing sample in English, and two letters of recommendation.

2. Who can apply to be a Fellow?

The E4C Fellowship is designed for early career engineers and architects who are interested in working in global development. Individuals trained in the sciences and other technical fields are also included.

3. What is the selection criteria?

The Fellows and Expert Fellows will be selected based on their academic performance, professional and Engineering for Global Development (EGD) experience, sector of specialization, and references.

4. Are Fellows compensated?

Yes, the amount awarded varies annually depending on E4C’s partners and sponsors.

5. How many E4C Fellowships are awarded annually?

E4C will award up to fifteen (15) Research Fellowships in 2020. The numbers varies from 15-20 each year.

6. What do Fellows do?

As a fellow, you will do targeted research in one of E4C’s sectors of interest, which include Energy, Health, Water, Agriculture, Habitat, Sanitation, Transport and ICT. Your primary focus will be researching technologies to add to the E4C Solutions Library, and you will conduct your work from the desk and in the field.

Secondarily, you will support the development of Research Collaborations, each defined in coordination with E4C’s partners. Papers produced from the collaborations are published on E4C’s Research page.

You will also have an opportunity, during and after the Fellowship, to write articles based on your field experience for E4C News.

7. I don’t live in New York City where E4C is based. Can I still become a Fellow?

This Fellowship is remote. The Fellows may be based in their location of residence so long as they have good Internet connectivity throughout the five months of the Fellowship. Some travel to solution implementation sites and in-person meetings may be required and will be compensated.

8. How long does the E4C Fellowship last?

The E4C fellowship last five months, usually from May to September each year.

9. How many hours per week or month do Fellows work?

This is a part-time commitment. You will need to have 20-25 hours per week available.

For More Information

If you have additional questions please contact: fellows@engineeringforchange.org. Best of luck!

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