Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for International Applicants in USA, and applicantions are submitted till 27 April 2015. Applications are invited for Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for a period of four months. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their fellowship projects at the NED office in Washington, D.C. each fellow will have the opportunity to build their leadership skills and contribute to the development of the world youth movement for democracy. Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: This four months fellowship programme. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their fellowship projects at the NED office in Washington, D.C.
Field(s): During 4 months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build their leadership skills and contribute to the development of the world youth movement for democracy.
Deadline: 27 April 2015.
Funded By: Hurford Foundation and the World Youth Movement for Democracy
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Hurford Youth Fellowship Program is targeted for Fellows from around the world
‣ Award No: Three fellows per year will be selected.
‣ Scholarship Duration: The duration of fellowship is four months.
‣ Scholarship covers: Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.
‣ With support from the Hurford Foundation, the World Youth Movement for Democracy, working with the International Forum for Democratic Studies at NED, will host three fellows per year from around the world in its Washington, D.C., office.
‣ For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills while contributing to the development of the World Youth Movement.
‣ Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age.
‣ They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.
‣ Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
Please Note: The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country.
‣ It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research.
‣ The program is not an educational program offering academic courses leading toward a degree.
‣ In addition, it does not provide financial support 4 to those seeking to complete professional training programs, attend conferences, or pursue internships at other organizations.
‣ English Language Requirement: A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.
Selection Criteria for Hurford Youth Fellowship Program
‣ Fellows will be selected by the World Youth Movement Secretariat staff at NED, in consultation with the World Youth Movement’s Leadership Board, following an application process.
‣ Selection will be based on a set of criteria including demonstrated activism or interest in the advancement of democracy, a desire to network with others, and a clear explanation of how the fellowship will benefit their own efforts for advancing democracy.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applicants are asked to submit the following:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 27 April 2015.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.