Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Application

17 October 2022  23:58 - 23:59

Virtual Event | Organised by National Endowment for Democracy | Held in New York Timezone (EST) in English
Addressing and fighting corruption
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The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world to conduct independent projects at the National Endowment for Democracy. During their time in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington D.C., 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.

Eligibility: The program is intended primarily for practitioners from developing and aspiring democracies, and those from nondemocratic countries. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners may include activists, journalists, human rights defenders, lawyers, artists, and civil society professionals who have substantial experience in their field. Scholars may include professors, researchers, and other writers who have a Ph.D. or academic equivalent at the time of application. Applicants should have a record of experience working to strengthen democracy and human rights in their countries of origin or interest. A working knowledge of English is required for participation in the program.

Support: Fellows receive monthly payments to cover living expenses, plus basic health insurance, travel reimbursement, and research support.

Fellowship Dates: Fall Session: October 1, 2023–February 29, 2024; Spring Session: March 1–July 31, 2024.


Applications close October 17th