Deadline October 15 2017.
In the spirit of international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to conduct independent research, build individual capacity, and exchange ideas to strengthen democratic development in their countries, regions, or fields of expertise.
Named in honor of two of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program has hosted more than 250 fellows from nearly 90 countries since its founding in 2001.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
Citizens of any country may apply
Proficiency in the English language
Topics focusing on the political, social, economic, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development
Availability to be in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C., during the year for which candidates are applying for a fellowship
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
Under new visa regulations, exchange program sponsors are required to ascertain prospective J-1 exchange visitors’ proficiency in the English language prior to their arrival in the United States. In compliance with these regulations, fellowship finalists seeking J-1 visa sponsorship will be invited to participate in brief video interviews via Skype with Reagan-Fascell staff.
All application materials must be submitted in English. While fellows’ primary product may be in their native language, they should have a solid command of written and spoken English for general communication purposes.
INDIVIDUALS INELIGIBLE TO APPLY:
Students enrolled in an ongoing degree-granting program at the proposed start of the fellowship period
Students seeking scholarships, or other types of financial aid, to defray the cost of their education
Ph.D. candidates & postdoctoral scholars seeking funding to pursue doctoral/postdoctoral research
Professionals seeking financial assistance to pay for trainings, attend conferences, or pursue internships
Individuals without proficiency in the English language
Applicants whose projects fail to draw a connection to democracy and human rights
Candidates unavailable for a fellowship in Fall 2018 (October 1, 2018–February 28, 2019) or Spring 2019 (March 1–July 31, 2019).
HOW TO APPLY:
Click HERE to get more information and to apply.