Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 5 Months
Language of Instruction English
Opportunity ID 10049
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy fellowship is a federally funded international exchange program offered by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from all over the world to have a five-month fully-funded residency at National Endowment for Democracy in Washington D.C. USA. to do independent research on democracy in a specific country or region.
Applicants can apply on either the practitioner or scholarly track. There are no specific degrees required for the Practitioner track, but applicants are expected to have practical experience working for the promotion of democracy or human rights in their country.
Applicants of the Scholarly track should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a detailed outline of a research project for fellowship such as university or college professors, analysts at think tanks, research centers, writers, public intellectuals.
Details of NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship
- the application will open in June 2021
- Application deadline: 1 October 2021
- Reference submission deadline: 8 October 2021
Program time: 1 October-28 February or 1 March- 31 July
Duration: 5 months
Location: Washington D.C, USA
Benefits of the fellowship:
the applicants will be offered the opportunity to:
- get familiar with National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
- have field trips and seminars
- Participate at dialogue and interaction with the governmental, nongovernmental, academic and media communities in the town or beyond.
- Participate at social and cultural activities.
- Monthly stipend for living expenses
- Health insurance
- Round trip Travel expenses
- Fully equipped office for working
- A limited budget for local transportation with phone calls expenses
Note: if applicants plan to bring their families to the USA, they must pay their expenses and the fellowship is not responsible.
The applicants will perform their research in the following areas:
- Legal and cultural aspects of democratic development
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
- Be proficient in the English language
- Applicant must be able to attend the fellowship for 5 months
- The focus of their project should be on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development.
There are no specific degree required for Practitioner track, but applicants are expected to have practical experience working for promotion of democracy or human rights in their country.
Applicants of Scholarly track should have a PhD or equivalent degree and a detailed outline of a research project for fellowship such as university or college professors, analysts at think tanks, research centers, writers, public intellectuals.
- Have professional work experience in democracy or human rights areas in their home country.
- Must have proven record of publication in their field
- Personal and academic background information for the online application form
- Research proposal for the fellowship
- Reference letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae and biography.
Note: all documents should be in English
How to apply:
Applicants must submit their documents to the online application form
For more details, please refer to the Fellowship website