Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Opens Application

Journalists and other practitioners engaged in promoting democracy can now apply for the 2015-2016 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the International Forum for Democratic Studies.

The fellowship program which is funded by the U.S. Congress, supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to undertake independent research on democratic challenges worldwide.

Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world.

During their time in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy, NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates.

The program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies, but distinguished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply.



    Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches.

    Fellows work full-time on their projects and receive a monthly fellowship payment, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support.

    However, The program does not fund professional training, fieldwork, or students pursuing a degree and a working knowledge of English is required.

    To apply click here

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