Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship for International Candidates in USA: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship named in honor of NED’s principal’s founders is a federally funded program that seeks for international exchanges offering democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from the around the globe 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 region.
The program offers the fellows five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation where fellows present their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their various countries.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): National Endowment for Democracy
Fellowship to be taken at: Washington, USA
Fellowship level: Post-doctoral
Fellowship Worth: Monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance, roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C.
Subject Eligibility: Courses related to democratic studies
Country/Candidate Eligibility: The fellowship is for international applicants
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Fellowship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship for International Candidates in USA, applicants are to meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
- Applicants must propose a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development.
- Be available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the 5 month fellowship period (October1-February 28 or March 1-July 31).
- Applicants who are practitioners must have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest. Must be mid-career professionals.
- Applicants who are scholars must possess doctorate degree (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application. Must have a proven record of publications and have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project.
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Application Procedures for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship for International Candidates in USA
Applicants are to apply by first creating an account through the Online Portal. Once an account has been set up, the application process requires that applicants submit:
- Information about the applicant
- Project proposal for the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship track.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Resume/CV and Biography
Applicants are advised to submit all application materials in English
Application Deadline: 1st October, 2020