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  • Home | Millennium Challenge Corporation Science and Technology Fellowship
    Apply Skip to Navigation Millennium Challenge Corporation Science Technology Fellowship building knowledge advancing development Overview Science Technology Fellows formerly Innovation Fellows are big thinkers interested in international development and the challenges facing some of the world s poorest countries The Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC Arizona State University ASU and the New America Foundation NAF invite applicants with technical expertise in social and physical sciences medicine engineering and other relevant disciplines to apply to the Science Technology Fellowship Fellows will be placed throughout MCC operations to advance the application of science technology and related expertise in international development and the foreign affairs activities of the U S Government Why This Fellowship The foreign aid community faces science and technology challenges many of which are unique to the world s poorest countries The best available information along with innovative application are needed to establish priorities make decisions and develop best practices to encourage economic growth in countries requiring aid Science Technology Fellows will work closely with foreign aid experts in MCC and ask complex questions about MCC projects then apply their expertise to identify answers that will enhance foreign aid and diminish global poverty Prior development experience is not required but a

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  • About | Millennium Challenge Corporation Science and Technology Fellowship
    problems and offer effective solutions and implementation Integrity good judgment flexibility and leadership qualities Ability to work alone or in teams PhD or PhD candidate or equivalent preferred Compensation and Benefits The 2013 Fellowship will begin in January The Fellowships run 6 12 months Please indicate your preference in your application The fellowship is full time 40 hours per week with an annual salary of 55 000 75 000 As a fellow you will be an employee of ASU ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation sick leave and holidays health vision dental disability and life insurance packages and employee discounts Travel to Washington D C will be covered but relocation expenses will not be paid Mentorship Program Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor within MCC as well as at least one leadership mentor from academia the development community and or the private sector Mentors will be selected based on Fellows individual goals and interests All leadership mentors will be at the top of their respective fields and will support Fellows and help them expand their professional networks Sample Projects Below is a set of eight sample projects that may be assigned to MCC Science Technology Fellows None some or all of these projects may be assigned Applicants should NOT base their qualifications for the fellowship on these examples but rather reference these examples when considering how their skill set might be utilized during the fellowship Private Sector Strategy The mandate of the MCC Private Sector Strategy includes evaluating opportunities for MCC to leverage private sector funding and expertise Fellows may review MCC s Private Sector Strategy and experience research private sector assessment and measurement tools employed by other donor institutions and develop new methodologies for MCC to evaluate the outcomes and benefits of projects Micro Grids Electricity Fellows may review the approaches to delivering energy to under served populations taking into consideration the needs of the end users the range of current and emerging micro grid technologies business models e g ownership delivery pricing supporting policies and other factors Cost Schedule Assessment Large scale infrastructure projects are often particularly susceptible to changes in cost and time to completion Fellows may evaluate and propose metrics for tracking and benchmarking performance over time This assignment would include collecting reviewing and analyzing data related to existing and proposed projects project lifecycles and changes and develop hypotheses of key drivers for cost schedule changes Fellows may also be asked to propose revised metrics for assessment and reporting COST BENEFIT OF ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS MCC currently has significant investments in road construction and rehabilitation which include safety considerations However it is difficult to measure the marginal return on potential increases in safety standards Fellows may be asked to conduct a thorough literature review comparing international approaches to estimating long term benefits of improved road safety related to traffic and accident data design criteria and institutional initiatives among other factors POLICY REFORM INDICATORS Infrastructure improvements are essential to enhancing delivery

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  • Fellows | Millennium Challenge Corporation Science and Technology Fellowship
    expansion of modern electricity services in six Sub Saharan African countries 1 Sierra Leone 2 Liberia 3 Ghana 4 Benin 5 Tanzania and 6 Malawi Prior to his current position at MCC Dr Shelby was a dual J Herbert Hollomon and Christine Mirzayan Science Technology Policy Fellow within the National Academy of Engineering NAE working on engineering education initiatives and the application of operational system engineering techniques for peace building and diplomacy endeavors in Libya Kenya and Haiti Dr Shelby completed his PhD in 2013 at University of California Berkeley in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where he focused on the user needs analysis co design and implementation of sustainable homes and energy systems that meets the cultural sovereignty economic climate adaptation and tribal sovereignty needs of Native American tribes in northern California Dr Shelby received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2008 with a concentration in design and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University in 2006 with a concentration in propulsion systems Dr Shelby also received certifications for his completion of the Engineering and Business for Sustainability and the Management of Technology programs at UC Berkeley in 2008 and 2010 respectively Dr Shelby is an ardent supporter of engineering education and community based design research He has received several awards for his teaching and community partnership activities such as the Center for Research on Social Change Graduate Fellows Award in 2011 the Chancellor s Awards for Public Service Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Pinoleville Pomo Nation Partnership in 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2010 and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance s Advanced E Team Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Award in 2007 Website www ryanlshelby com Uven Chong Uven Chong is

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  • Sponsoring Organizations | Millennium Challenge Corporation Science and Technology Fellowship
    Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC MCC a U S Government Corporation is based on the principle that aid is most effective in countries that promote good governance economic freedom and investments in people MCC provides these well performing countries with large scale grants to fund country led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth Countries self identify their own challenges to overcoming poverty and design their own development strategies with the objectives of creating growth opportunities opening markets raising the standard of living and creating a more prosperous future for some of the world s poorest people accordingly improving global prosperity and security Additional Information can be found at MCC at a Glance and Continuum of Results Arizona State University Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University creating an institution that is committed to excellence access and impact ASU measures itself by those it includes not by those it excludes ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it Additional Information can be found at ASU Facts and Mission Goals New America Foundation The New America

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  • Apply | Millennium Challenge Corporation Science and Technology Fellowship
    according to the interview results and submitted to MCC for selection of 1 2 finalists and alternates Eligibility U S citizenship required dual citizenship from the U S and another country is acceptable Ability to pass necessary security clearances Hold an advanced degree in any of the following Social and Behavioral sciences Medical and Health sciences Engineering disciplines Biological Physical or Earth sciences Computational sciences and Mathematics Willingness to travel internationally on an as needed basis Frequently asked questions For additional questions please email Was this Science Technology Fellowship once called the Millennium Challenge Corporation Innovation Fellowship Yes the name was changed on November 19 2012 for clarity purposes The premise of the fellowship has not changed just the name Who should apply Anyone who has an advanced degree and technical expertise in social and physical sciences supply chain or other business management medicine engineering and other relevant disciplines is invited to apply How long is the fellowship The first 2013 fellowship beginning January 2013 will be 6 months with the possibility of an additional 6 months extension Applicants should indicate their preference 6 9 or 12 months on their application Who will I report to Fellows will report to MCC project directors Specific reporting assignments will vary based on Fellows project s Additionally the fellows will report to the Innovation Fellowship Director at ASU Where will I be working Fellows work primarily at MCC headquarters in Washington D C but must be ready for travel as needed to MCC partner countries What will my assignment be Each Fellow s assignment will be based on the match between his her expertise and MCC needs Examples of potentials projects can be found here Do I have to have a doctorate to apply A doctorate is not necessary but you must have

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