National Endowment for Democracy NED invites application for Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship for the term of 2020-2021. Honored after the NED founders as well as 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 democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the NED, in Washington, D.C. During the program, the fellows will undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, a leading center for the analysis of global democratic developments, the program provides a collegial environment and rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development.
The program offers 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. 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. Fellows are expected to complete a written product relating to their proposed research project. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation in which fellows typically focus on their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their country.
To be eligible for the NED Regan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship, all candidates must:
Further, the applicants on the practitioner track should:
Also, the applicants on the scholarly track should:
In order to apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship, applicants must at first create an account through the online portal. Once the applicants create the account, the application process requires you to submit:
NED is accepting applications for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Program 2020-2021 until October 1, 2019. While the letters of recommendation are due by October 8, 2019.