Joanne Fahey | February 16, 2015
Twelve University of Notre Dame researchers, students from the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Letters, have been selected by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. They will travel to Brazil, Colombia, India and South Africa to research global development challenges and create innovative solutions to address these issues.
The University of Notre Dame is one of six universities selected by USAID’s new U.S. Global Development Lab to offer these fellowships, which are officially known as the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships. The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was selected to manage this fellowship for the University. The other successful universities include Arizona State University, Rutgers University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis and the University of Chicago.
Speaking about the program, Michael Sweikar, managing director of NDIGD, said, “I am thrilled that NDIGD has been selected amongst the six elite universities to manage this fellowship. This is a tremendous opportunity for Notre Dame students to develop their research and leadership skills as USAID Fellows.”
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