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Fellowship Opportunity for Activist in Democracy in the US

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2019/10/01
Fellowship Opportunity for Activist in Democracy in the US

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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 National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C, US. in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. 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.

Prospective applicants may apply on either the practitioner or scholarly track:

  1. Practitioner Track: The Reagan-Fascell program is intended primarily for practitioners from developing and aspiring democracies, and those from non-democratic countries. 
    • Applicants applying to the practitioner track are expected to have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest. 
    • There are no specific degree requirements for the practitioner track. While there are also no age limits, applicants on the practitioner track are typically mid-career professionals with several years of work experience in the field of democracy and human rights. 
    • Examples of eligible candidates for the practitioner track include human rights advocates, civil society leaders, political party figures, human rights lawyers, parliamentarians, labor union activists, journalists, and other members of the media.
  2. Scholarly Track: While the program is intended primarily for practitioners from around the world, distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. 
    • Applicants applying to the scholarly track are expected to possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application, to have published in their field of expertise, and to have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project. 
    • Examples of eligible candidates for the scholarly track include college and university professors, analysts at research centers and think tanks, writers, and public intellectuals.

Eligibility Criteria:

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 (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowships or jobs may be held at this time.

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.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Human Rights, Politics, Research

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Mid Career Professionals
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Food, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
CV, Research Proposal, Recommendation Letter

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
Ph.D
Required Languages
English
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