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Apply online by October 15, 2014 for Fellowships in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world. During their time in residence at NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates.
The program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply. Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches. Fellows work full-time on their projects and receive a monthly fellowship payment, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support. The program does not fund professional training, fieldwork, or students pursuing a degree. A working knowledge of English is required.
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows spend five months in residence at the NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during Fall (October 1–February 28) or Spring (March 1–July 31), where they participate in the following activities:
Support and Eligibility
Fellowships include a monthly stipend, health insurance, office space, research support, and round-trip travel to Washington, DC. The program does not provide financial assistance for accompanying family or other dependents.
The fellowship program offers two tracks:
Practitioner Track: Open to democracy activists, civil society leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, and others who work on the front lines of democracy
Scholar Track: Open to scholars, university professors, and researchers (applicants are expected to hold a PhD or academic equivalent at the time of application)