USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

The USAID is pleased to announce Research and Innovation Fellowships. The fellowships are open to studentsof top-tier U.S. Universities. The fellowship provides opportunity to build a sustainable model for knowledge exchange by connecting bright American minds. Qualified UC Berkeley graduate level students (enrolled Masters, PhD) will get access to an on-line catalogue of opportunities developed by USAID partner organizations.

The USAID is a part of a global network organized through the U.S. Agency for International Development in collaboration with partner universities. Main aim of USAID is to provide opportunities to participate in a research project with defined development impacts and tangible, measurable goals.


To be eligible for the Fellowship students must possess the following qualities:

  • Graduate students at the top of their class.
  • Students at top-tier U.S. universities.
  • Current recipients of NSF grant funding.
  • Students from many different disciplines.
  • Future global leaders in research and innovation.

How to Apply:

Applicants can apply for the fellowship through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Host letter of invitation
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (e.g., from faculty, former employers, etc.)
  • Work plan Budget


  • The Fellowships offer unique opportunities for U.S. researchers and experts to provide critical research and technical expertise to exciting, progressive projects and initiatives with tangible and finite goals.
  • Additionally, the Fellowships allow for complementary program design, incorporating the needs of the hosting organization within the scope of the Fellows’ existing studies and research.

Application Deadline:

Students can apply for this fellowship till November 5, 2015.

Link for More Information:

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