National Endowment for Democracy is offering its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow program for democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world. The programme is open for the academic year 2022/2023.
The study 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.
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.
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, 2021
- Provider: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
- Course Level: Research
- 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: Varies
- 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. 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 professionalsApplicants on the scholarly track should:-Possess a doctorate (a PhD, 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
- How to Apply: 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.
- Supporting Documents: 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 and resume/CV and Biography. Submit all application materials in English.
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 the 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.