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Full-Funded 5 Months National Endowment For Democracy Fellowship 2020-2021

 

Description

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program- National Endowment for Democracy.

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars 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.

 

More Details

  • Prospective applicants may apply on either the practitioner or scholarly track. The Reagan-Fascell program is intended primarily for practitioners from developing and aspiring democracies, and those from non-democratic countries.
  • Applicants applying to the practitioner track are expected to have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest. There are no specific degree requirements for the practitioner track. While there are also no age limits, applicants on the practitioner track are typically mid-career professionals with several years of work experience in the field of democracy and human rights. Examples of eligible candidates for the practitioner 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.While the program is intended primarily for practitioners from around the world, distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants applying to the scholarly track are expected to possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application, to have published in their field of expertise, and to have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project. Examples of eligible candidates for the scholarly track include college and university professors, analysts at research centers and think tanks, writers, and public intellectuals.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Democratic Studies
  • Human rights
  • journalists
  • civil society leadership

 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

All applicants should:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • 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 (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowships or jobs may be held at this time.
  • Prior to their arrival in the United States, prospective fellows who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the United States must obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa in order to travel to the United States. Accompanying family members must obtain a J-2 visa.
  • Fellowship applicants cannot have participated in a J-1 research scholar program within the 24 months immediately preceding their Reagan-Fascell fellowship.
  • Fellows who are sponsored on our J-1 visa are typically required by U.S. law to return to their home country for two years following the completion of their fellowship before they may apply for an H visa, an L visa, or for legal permanent residence.

Applicants on the practitioner track should:

  • Have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest.
  • Be mid-career professionals.

Applicants on the scholarly track should:

  • Possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application.
  • Have a proven record of publications in their field.
  • Have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project.

 

Opportunity Cost:

 

(Fully Funded)

  • Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period.
  • Fellowship payments are calculated to cover cost of a short-term, furnished rental apartment, plus “cost of living” for food, local transportation, and other necessities.
  • Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, plus a limited budget for long-distance phone calls and professional travel within the United States.
  • Please note that fellows who wish to bring family members with them to Washington, D.C., will be expected to cover the costs of their dependents’ round trip travel and stay within the United States.

 

How to Apply

First Step: create your new account

Second Step:  Once you create your account, the application process requires you to submit:

  • Applicant information.
  •  Project proposal for the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship track.
  •  Letters of recommendation.
  • Resume/CV and Biography.

Third Stepsubmit your application 

  • Please submit all application materials in English.
  • All applicants are notified of the competition’s outcome in mid-April.
  • Please send all questions to fellowships@ned.org.

 

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