The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars and journalists from around the world to pursue a period of reflection, research and professional exchange at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C, USA.
The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication.
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Prospective applicants may apply on either the practitioner or scholarly track. The Reagan-Fascell program is intended primarily for practitioners from developing and aspiring democracies, and those from non-democratic countries.
- Application Deadline: October 8, 2019
- Course Level: The Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is intended to give democracy practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to pursue a period of reflection, research, and professional exchange at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.
- Study Subject: Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches.
- Award: Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. Fellowship payments are calculated to cover the cost of a short-term, furnished rental apartment, plus “cost of living” for food, local transportation, and other necessities. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, plus a limited budget for long-distance phone calls and professional travel within the United States. Please note that fellows who wish to bring family members with them to Washington, D.C., will be expected to cover the costs of their dependents’ roundtrip travel and stay within the United States.
- Number of Awards: Not Known
- Nationality: Citizens of any country
- The award can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: Citizens of any country can apply for this Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship.
- Entrance Requirements: All applicants should:-Demonstrate proficiency in the English language
-Propose a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development
-Be available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the 5 month fellowship period (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowships or jobs may be held at this time.Applicants on the practitioner track should:
-Have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest
-Be mid-career professionals
Applicants on the scholarly track should:
-Possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application
-Have a proven record of publications in their field
-Have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project
- English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online.
In order to apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship, you must first create an account through Online Portal. For detailed instructions on how to create an account, click here. Once you have set up an account, the application process requires you to submit:
- Applicant information
- Project proposal for the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship track
- Letters of recommendation
- Resume/CV and Biography
- Submit all application materials in English.