Make Your Research Publication Ready
Do you have unpublished findings from USAID programming, aligned with the Education in Crisis and Conflict (EiCC) Learning Agenda? If yes, apply for this 12-week program that will help you prepare to share your research. It is led by the University of Auckland in collaboration with the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN). The team is recruiting participants either from, or working on a project in, the Global South and who are able to fully partake in all scheduled sessions.
The program includes 12 one-hour online sessions, weekly writing tasks, 10 peer mentoring sessions, and scheduled one-on-one consultation sessions with a writing expert, Associate Professor Susan Carter. Participants will learn how to polish an original article related to unpublished findings from USAID programming – themes related to USAID’s EiCC Learning Agenda – for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
Participants will develop writing skills to effectively disseminate their research, including peer-review journal publications, understand the research dissemination process, and connect with other ECCN members. This program will assist participants in preparing publications for submission; it will be the responsibility of the participant to submit articles to external platforms upon completion.
To participate in this program, individuals must:
- Be either from the Global South, or working on a project or research activity based in the Global South.
- Have unpublished findings from USAID programming, aligned with the EiCC Learning Agenda, and a 300-word abstract of the paper you propose in English.
- Be able to fully participate in the 12-week program, including weekly writing tasks, peer mentoring sessions, scheduled one-on-one consultation sessions, and writing in your own time (approximately five hours per week). The schedule of all sessions will be shared once participants have been selected.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application, submit it before February 29, 2024 to be considered for the program.
EiCC Learning Agenda questions to be used for evaluation:
- Humanitarian–development coherence: In what ways can the education sector advance humanitarian–development coherence to improve education outcomes and contribute to USAID’s cross-sectoral goals, such as improved resilience and self-reliance? For example, look at global, national, and local levels of education planning and delivery across humanitarian and development actors or connect short term humanitarian solutions with longer term systems strengthening.
- Resilience: How can USAID education programs contribute to building more resilient education institutions in crisis and conflict contexts? Which institutional capacity-strengthening interventions within the education sector in crisis and conflict contexts lead to the 1) greatest impacts on access, quality, and equitable learning opportunities and 2) the greatest local institutional capacity to deliver those services and realize sustainable results? For example, identify resilience progress measurements or supportive changes in institutional culture that increase adaptive, absorptive, and transformative capacities.
- Safety and well-being: Which education interventions are the most effective in improving student and educator well-being in crisis and conflict contexts? We are prioritizing responses to this question focused on social emotional learning (SEL) and soft skills and measurement linkages to academic competencies, and teacher and learner SEL skills.
- Equity: What is the contribution of accelerated education to equitable access, learning outcomes, retention, completion, and transition into formal schools in crisis and conflict contexts?