NED Calls for Applications for Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is inviting democracy activists, human rights advocates, journalists, and others who work on the frontlines of building democracy in emerging and aspiring democracies as well as scholars, professors, and established writers worldwide who wish to learn more about democracy to apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

The Fellowship offers two track: one to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and another to scholars to conduct original research for publication.

Applicants interested in the practitioners track should have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest. Typically, they include human rights advocates, lawyers, journalists, labor leaders, political party activists, diplomats, professional staff of civic or humanitarian organizations, and other civil society professionals. There are no specific degree requirements for this track.

Those interested in the scholarly track are expected to possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent), to have a proven record of publications in their field, and to have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project. Eligible candidates for the scholarly track include college and university professors, researchers, journalists, and other writers from aspiring, developing and established democracies.

Fellows will be in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington for five months in 2016-2017 and they will each receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance and reimbursement for travel.

A working knowledge of English is required to be eligible.


To apply for this fellowship, please go to


The deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.