DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2021 —The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program seeks entries from democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world.
The program offers fellows the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.
While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.
Prospective applicants may apply on either the practitioner or scholarly track.
Applicants applying to the practitioner track are mid-career professionals with several years of work experience in the field of democracy and human rights.
Eligible candidates for this track include human rights advocates, civil society leaders, political party figures, human rights lawyers, parliamentarians, labor union activists, journalists, and other members of the media.
Applicants applying to the scholarly track must possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application, have published in their field of expertise, and have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project.
Eligible candidates for this track include college and university professors, analysts at research centers and think tanks, writers, and public intellectuals.
All applicants must be proficient in English language and available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the five-month fellowship period (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31).
Each fellow 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.
The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021 while the deadline for letters of reference is October 8, 2021.
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