The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications for fellowships in 2014–2015. Dedicated to international exchange, the program enables democracy activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to conduct independent research and writing and to participate in professional exchange while in residence at the Endowment’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C.
Program: The program offers fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and for scholars to conduct original research for publication. Fellows work full-time on their projects, which focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches. Fellows make a presentation and prepare a written product during their stay. The program organizes an active calendar of events, including an orientation to NED and its partner institutions, seminars with leading democracy experts, and roundtables.
Eligibility: The program is intended to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies. Distinguished scholars from the U.S. and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners include activists, lawyers, journalists, and civil society professionals who have substantial experience working to promote democracy. Scholars include professors, research analysts, and other writers who have a Ph.D. or academic equivalent at the time of application. A working knowledge of English is required.
Support: Fellows receive travel assistance, health insurance, research support, and a monthly payment to cover living expenses.
Dates: Fall Session: October 1, 2014–February 28, 2015; Spring Session: March 1–July 31, 2015.
NEW Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2013. To apply, visit us online at www.ned.org.