This application is open to professional applicants with important and influential roles in their country’s political, economic, and social development. Those interested should have demonstrated professional and personal achievements in a relevant sector of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
Each year, 25 to 30 individuals benefit from this rigorous academic training to promote democratic change in their home countries. Successful applicants will have academic credentials necessary to participate in the daily six-hour seminars and complete the advanced academic readings.The majority of the program’s alumni hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of their participation but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.
It is expected that each fellow has a command of written and spoken English to fully benefit and participate in the program.
This fellowship is meant only for practitioners. Practical experience is valued over academic credentials, and scholars are accepted only to the extent that they are active in government, public policy, civil society, economic development and rule of law
Applicants must be mid-career practitioners with at least ten years of experience to qualify for the fellowship. Those with more experience are much more competitive in the selection process.
Candidates must be from and currently reside in a country where democracy is not well entrenched. Candidates residing outside their home country due to war or conflict may be granted exceptions. Applicants will not be accepted from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, and member states of the European Union.
Candidates must be at least 28 years of age at the start of the fellowship in July 2018. The average age of our fellows at the time of the program is 38.
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