Deadline: May 18, 2016 | Apply here
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Fully Funded
Eligibility: The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program is open to applicants from any country
Location: Washington, D.C., USA

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Youth Movement for Democracy, seeks emerging democratic leaders from around the world committed to building their leadership skills, enhancing their organizational talents, and harnessing their potential.

In this program, three young activists spend four months per year at the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat in Washington D.C., during which time they contribute to the advancement of the World Youth Movement for Democracy.

In consultation with the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat and World Youth Movement Leadership Board, Hurford Youth Fellows engage in strategic meetings, conduct research, organize and lead presentations, and run online discussions and information-sharing sessions on issues confronting democracy.

The results of the Fellows’ projects will be compiled, presented, and shared globally in a creative manner.

Hurford Youth Fellowship Program 2016

Applications are invited for Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for a period of four months.

Fellows from around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme. The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality. The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering the next generation of democracy activists.

Fellows from around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.


To be eligible for an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship, candidates must:

  • be no older than 30 years of age.
  • demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.
  • Youths affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research. The program is not an educational program offering academic courses leading toward a degree. In addition, it does not provide financial support to those seeking to complete professional training programs, attend conferences, or pursue internships at other organizations.

Fellowship Value

Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and round trip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.


Applicants are asked to submit the following:

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