The Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program (DHSF) is a three-week intensive academic training program hosted annually at Stanford University. The program brings together a group of 25 to 30 non-academic mid-career practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from all regions of the world. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work. As such, for the 2020 Cohort, the Standford University announces the application for Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program.
For three weeks during the summer, fellows participate in academic seminars that expose them to the theory and practice of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Delivered by leading Stanford, these seminars allow emerging leaders to explore new institutional models and frameworks to enhance their ability to promote democratic change in their home countries.
The Stanford University compensates the fellow of the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship with a small travel fund. Moreover, the fund is available for fellows who under no circumstances can support their travel or need to apply for a partial subsidy. Priority for accessing the travel fund will be on need-basis and destinations from which airline fares to California are exorbitant.
However, Stanford expects the other fellows to afford their airfares. Stanford University, however, will pay for accommodations, most meals, and transportation costs during the duration of the Program.
The Draper Hills 2020 Summer Fellowship program aims mid-career practitioners working actively in the fields of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Applicants can be working as policy-makers, academics, legal professionals, social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations. Moreover, applicants should play an important and influential role in their country’s political, economic, and social development. Further, the participants should have demonstrated professional and personal achievements in the relevant sector.
Usually, ninety-nine percent of the Draper Hill Fellow alumni hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of their participation in the program. However, this is not a firm requirement for admission to the program. Also, the candidates must have a working knowledge of English in order to participate in the program.
The Draper Hills 2020 Summer Fellowship program uses the WizeHive application system to manage all incoming applications. Hence, a candidate must complete the online application and submit before the deadline. Additionally, the candidates must also submit two references who could vouch for the fellow. Candidates must also note that only a complete application is eligible for the fellowship.
The deadline for the 2020 cohort of Draper Hills Summer Fellowship at Stanford University is on 1 January 2020. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for fellowship.