Applications are open for the NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship 2017. Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world 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.
Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. 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.
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to 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.
Applicants are requested to visit the official website to read the details of the benefits. Typically the fellowship offer research, capacity building, and exchange opportunities.
While the two tracks share many common elements, they have different eligibility requirements and distinct goals, activities, and products associated with them.
- Citizens of any country may apply
- Proficiency in the English language
- Topics focusing on the political, social, economic, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development
- Availability to be in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C., during the year for which candidates are applying for a fellowship
Eligible Regions: Open for All
The Reagan-Fascell Program is now accepting fellowship applications for Fall 2018 (October 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019) and Spring 2019 (March 1 – July 31, 2019). The deadline for submitting an application is October 15, 2017.
There are five steps to the online application process. Please click on each of the links below for an explanation of each step:
Step 1: Applicant Information
Step 2: Project Proposal for the Practitioner Track or for the Scholarly Track
Step 3: Letters of Recommendation
Step 4: Resume/CV and Biography
Step 5: Certification
The Online Application System will allow you to begin working on an application, save your progress, and return at a later time to complete the remaining application components. You are advised to save your work at all times.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017