Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship in USA 2022

The National Endowment for Democracy is taking applications from suitable candidates for the 2022/2023 Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship program.

The Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship program is a global exchange program that provides practitioners, scholars, and journalists from all over the world with the chance to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington DC, to undertake independent research on democratic problems globally.

The Practitioner Track

The Reagan-Fascell program was created majorly to support democratic activists, human rights activists, journalists, and others who work on at the forefront of democracy advancement in emerging and aspiring democracies. The program looks to offer experienced activists a chance to reflect on their work, learn from counterparts in the United States, and re-evaluate techniques for building democracy in their nation of origin. Fellowship programs on the practitioner track usually end in a strategy memorandum, short article or op-ed, and a formal demonstration of the fellow’s analysis and ideas.

The Scholarly Track

Acknowledging the significance of intellectual contributions to the theory and practice of democracy, the program provides a scholarly track mainly for professors and researchers from emergent and aspiring democracies. Proficient scholars from established democracies are also qualified to apply. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., or academic equivalent, at the period of application, and to have developed a comprehensive research outline. During their residency at the Forum, scholars make a minimum of one formal presentation and complete a significant piece of writing (a monograph or book) for publication.

Worth of Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship

  • Each fellow gets a monthly allowance for living costs, plus health insurance and refund for travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the start and end of the fellowship period. Fellows also get a fully equipped office and research support via the Forum’s Democracy Resource Center and the Research Associates Program.
  • During the residence period at the Forum, fellows have the chance to network with staff and other visiting scholars and activists in the collegial environment at NED, and with the media, policy, and academic communities in Washington, D.C.
  • Fellows are urged to consult with colleagues in the United States, and to take part in the many conferences and seminars held at NED and at the different universities, think tanks, and nongovernmental establishments in the metropolitan area.

Eligibility for Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship

All candidates for the Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship program should:

  • Demonstrate adeptness in the English language
  • Propose a project concentrating on the political, economic, social, legal or cultural sides of democratic development
  • Be on ground to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the 5-month fellowship program period (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowship programs or jobs may be held at this period.

Candidates on the practitioner track should:

  • Have significant practical experience working to advance democracy or human rights in their nation of origin or interest
  • Be mid-career professionals

Candidates on the scholarly track should:

  • Have a doctorate (a PhD, or academic equivalent) at the period of application
  • Have a demonstrated record of publications in their discipline
  • Have developed a comprehensive research outline for their fellowship project

How to Apply for Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship

In order to submit an application for the Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship program, you have to first create an account via their ONLINE PORTAL. Once you have created an account, the application process necessitates you to submit:

  • Applicant information
  • Project plan for the practitioner or the scholarly fellowship program track
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV and Biography
  • Please present all application materials in English.

Application step by step guide.

Application Deadline

Applications will end by October 1, 2021 and recommendation letters are due by October 8, 2021.

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