Global Research Fellowship

Drawing upon the deep contextual understanding of the Fletcher student body, the Global Research Fellowship (GRF) provides a unique opportunity for students to conduct immersive on-the-ground research across the globe. Current Fletcher students leverage their knowledge, commitment, and creativity to engage in original research and analysis aimed at creating new market insights in emerging and frontier markets across the globe. Created in 2013, students have worked in Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nunavik, and Turkey to conduct research and analysis to form the basis of reports on the drivers of change in different markets.


The GRF is unparalleled training for a global career in inclusive business:

  • Develop Your Intellectual Capital: Students develop a first-hand understanding of key issues, trends, and drivers of change in a frontier market
  • Tap Our Network Power: Connect with IBGC’s network of scholars and practitioners worldwide, including fellows from the Council on Emerging Market Enterprise (CEME)
  • Solve Problems: Student research lays the groundwork for new approaches to inclusive growth and business through increasing the understanding of new markets for policy makers and practitioners
  • Build Your Career: A number of our students have turned their original projects into fulfilling careers in the regions and industries which they focused their research

Global Research Fund (GRF) Reports

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