Deadline: October 31, 2023 | Apply here
Dates: March 1 - July 31, 2024
Eligibility: all applicants should have a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development
Location: Washington, D.C., the United States

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 2024

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally-funded international exchange program. It provides democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world with 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.

Why apply?

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.

Who should apply?

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

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

Interested in applying for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 2024? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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