Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program hosts democratic activists, scholars, and journalists for five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC. The fellowship offers an important opportunity to explore new ideas in a comparative context, undertake individual research, and share best practices with one another.
While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.
- The fellowship is intended primarily for individuals from developing and aspiring democracies.
- Practitioners and journalists should have substantial work experience in their fields, while scholars are expected to have a Ph.D., or academic equivalent, at the time of application.
- The program does not support professional training, fieldwork, or students working toward a degree, nor does it provide funding to implement projects in the field.
- A working knowledge of English is required for participation in the program.
- The program offers research support and facilitates fellows’ outreach to Washington’s advocacy, media, academic, and policy communities.
- All fellowships include a monthly payment, health insurance, and roundtrip travel reimbursement. The program does not provide financial assistance for accompanying family or other dependents.
- The program runs two five-month fellowship sessions per year, during which fellows are expected to work full time on their projects.
- Practitioners focus on strategies and best practices for strengthening democracy in their country of interest; scholars conduct original research for publication.
- Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.
- The program hosts an active calendar of events, including an introduction to NED and its partner institutions.
- Fellows are expected to present their work and prepare a written product during their stay.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017/2018 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program