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Apply for the NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 2023/24


Deadline : October 31, 2023


Apply for the NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 2023/24 in the U.S. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program hosts democracy activists, scholars, and journalists for five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC. This amazing fellowship offers an opportunities to explore new ideas in a comparative context, undertake individual research, and share best practices with one another.

This fellowship is named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl). The Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C. Fellows will have the opportunity to in undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.

Applicants can either apply for the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship track. For up to five-month (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31), practitioners will have the opportunity to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad. The scholarly track fellowship will give special opportunities to scholars to conduct original research for publication, reflect on their experiences, engage with counterparts, conduct research and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates. Already impressed? you could be part of this experience.

Benefits


If selected for the fellows program, you will be eligible for the following benefits

  • You will receive 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 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:  Fellows who wish to bring family members with them to Washington, D.C., will be expected to cover the costs of their dependents’ round trip travel and stay within the United States. The program has no provision for costs incurred in such a situation

Eligibility


In order to be part of this experience, you need to fulfill the following criteria

  • You should demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • Applicants will have a propose a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development
  • You must be available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the 5 month fellowship period

Applicants for the practitioner fellows track must also meet the following conditions

  • You must posses practical work experience in promote democracy or human rights in your home country or another country of interest.
  • Applicants for this category are expected to be mid-career professionals

Applicants on the scholarly fellows track must meet the following conditions

  • You must hold a doctorate (PhD) qualification at the time of application
  • Applicants must have a record of publications in their field

Application


The fellows program holds an annual competition for fellowships, with applications due by October 31, 2023. To successfully apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Applicants are requested to first create an account through the reserved online portal. You will then submit the following information

  • Complete applicant information
  • The applicant’s project proposal for either the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship track
  • Request and submit Letters of recommendation
  • Submit your most recent Resume/CV and Biography

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