Apply For The NED Reagan - Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 2020/2021

Brief Description

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., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.


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.

  • Have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest. Be mid-career professionals.


Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and round trip travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. Fellowship payments are calculated to cover cost of a short-term, furnished rental apartment, plus “cost of living” for food, local transportation, and other necessities. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, plus a limited budget for long-distance phone calls and professional travel within the United States.

Deadline is October 1, 2019

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