FELLOWSHIP- Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, NED
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications to its
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Established in 2001 to enable
activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their
understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic
change, the fellowship program is based at NED's International Forum for
Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C.
Program: The program offers two tracks: a practitioner track (typically
three to five months) to improve strategies and techniques for building
democracy abroad and to exchange ideas and experiences with counterparts in
the United States; and a scholarly track (typically five to ten months) to
conduct original research for publication. Projects may focus on the
political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic
development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.
Eligibility: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is intended
primarily to support practitioners and scholars from new and aspiring
democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other
established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners are
expected to have substantial experience working to promote democracy.
Scholars are expected to have a doctorate, or academic equivalent, at the
time of application. The program is not designed to support students working
toward a degree. A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite
for participation in the program.
Support: The fellowship year begins October 1 and runs through July 31, with
major entry dates in October and March. All fellows receive a monthly
stipend, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support through
the Forum's Democracy Resource Center and Internship Program.
Application: For further details and instructions on how to apply, please
download the "Information and Application Forms" booklet available online at
www.ned.org/forum/R-FApplication.pdf or visit www.ned.org and follow the
link to Fellowship Programs. Please note that all application materials must
be type-written and in English.
Deadline: Applications for fellowships in 2005-2006 must be received no
later than November 1, 2004. Notification of the competition outcome is in
For questions, please contact:
Program Assistant, Fellowship Programs
National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Tel.: (202) 293-0300
Fax: (202) 293-0258
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