Democracy Fellows Program
Forum for Democratic Studies/Washington, D.C
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
activists, human rights advocates, journalists scholars from around
in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald
Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell
Democracy Fellows Program was established in 2001 with funding from
- Congress to enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and
journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of
democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International
Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research arm located in
- Dedicated to international exchange, the program offers a collegial
environment for fellows to reflect on their experiences and consider
- conduct research and writing; develop contacts and
exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington, D.C.;
- and build ties
that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy
- The Reagan-Fascell
program will host two five-month fellowship sessions in 2013–2014:
October 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014
March 1 to July 31, 2014
Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year, divided into
two five-month sessions:
October 1 – February 28
March 1 – July 31
program offers two tracks, a practitioner track and a scholarly
Reagan-Fascell program was established primarily to support
democratic activists, human rights advocates, journalists, and others
who work on the front lines of democracy promotion in emerging and
- The program seeks to provide experienced
activists with an opportunity to reflect on their work, learn from
counterparts in the United States, and reevaluate techniques for
building democracy in their country of origin.
- Fellowships on the
practitioner track typically culminate in a strategy memorandum,
short article or op-ed, and a formal presentation of the fellow’s
analysis and ideas.
the importance of intellectual contributions to the theory and
practice of democracy, the program offers a scholarly track
principally for professors and researchers from emerging and aspiring
- Accomplished scholars from established democracies are
also eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to possess a Ph.D.,
or academic equivalent, at the time of application, and to have
developed a rigorous research outline.
- During their stay at the
Forum, scholars make at least one formal presentation and complete a
substantial piece of writing (a monograph or book) for publication.
fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health
insurance and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, D.C.,
at the beginning and end of the fellowship period.
Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support
through the Forum’s Democracy Resource Center and the Research
in residence at the Forum, fellows have the opportunity to interact
with staff and other visiting scholars and activists in the collegial
environment at NED, and with the policy, media, and academic
communities in Washington, D.C.
- Fellows are encouraged to consult
with counterparts in the United States, and to participate in the
many conferences and seminars held at NED and at the various
universities, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations in the
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