EWB and The ADEA will launch the Education Research Award (ERA) in 2012. ERA is a Korean version of the Fulbright Scholarship Project, and it will provide more opportunities for African scholars to build research capacity in Korea.
This award has the following objectives:
1) strengthening the linkage between African educational research and African educational policy-making,
2) encouraging and rewarding excellence in educational research in Africa,
3) supporting Africa-based researchers to publish their work and supporting policy-making in their countries,
4) facilitating interactions between researchers and policy-makers by sharing their research work through the ADEA Triennale,
5) institutionalizing a culture of high-quality educational research in African universities, research networks and institutes, and
6) providing African researchers with opportunities to study and conduct research in Korea’s leading education research institutes to learn from Korea’s experiences of economic and social development.
The ERA program will be managed and implemented with the support of EWB and Seoul National University in Korea. EWB, as a special representative organization of the ADEA in Korea, will manage and coordinate this program while SNU will provide the African recipients of the award with further training and academic supervision. This support will come in the form of research training, supervision, collaborative research, and opportunities to develop projects with Korean researchers. The project will be funded by the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund and US$ 125,000 will be invested per year.