Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, USA

Publish Date: Apr 14, 2016

Deadline: May 18, 2016

Hurford Youth Fellowship Program

UBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: Applicants are asked to submit the following:

- Applicant Form;
- C.V./Resume;
- Two Letters of Recommendation

All application materials should be uploaded to the online application

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS: The Applicant Form has four sections: (1) Personal Information; (2) Project Proposal; (3) Curriculum Vitae/Résumé; and (4) Two Letters of Recommendation. Each applicant must complete the entire FORM. Please note that incomplete application forms will not be reviewed.

Project Proposal: Your project proposal is the most important part of your fellowship application. It should be clear, concise, and comprehensible to individuals outside your own field or concentration. Your proposal, in no more than 1200 words, should describe your proposed plan for organizing your fellowship activities. In your proposal, please ensure that you respond to the following specific questions:

  1. What is your proposed theme for your fellowship project?
  2. What are three specific online discussion topics or questions under your theme?
  3. How would you conduct research and develop information materials that could be used for broader dissemination and/or online discussions?
  4. How would you contribute to the further development of the World Youth Movement for Democracy?
  5. How would you plan to benefit from your time in Washington for your professional development as well as your organization’s work?

Strong proposals will exhibit the following characteristics:

- A clear focus & rationale, with practical relevance for strengthening the participation of youth in democracies.
- The outline of a well-defined theme, with tangible benefits to colleagues & counterparts in your field.

Curriculum Vitae/Résumé: Please prepare a curriculum vitae or résumé and attach it as a separate document.


Thank you for agreeing to write a letter of recommendation for an applicant to the Hurford Youth Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Your frank appraisal of the applicant and his or her fellowship project proposal will greatly help us in our selection process. For more information on the Hurford Youth Fellows Program, please go to 

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

We would greatly appreciate your candid comments on the following:
- The length of time and context in which you have known the applicant
- Your opinion of his or her background, qualifications, accomplishments, and experiences
- Your appraisal of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to complete it on time
- Your views on the suitability of the applicant and his/her project to the Hurford Youth Fellows Program
- Any other information you feel is important to share concerning the candidate

Once the applicant identifies their referees and provides their email addresses within the application portal, an automated email will be sent to the referee’s email address. The automated email will give the referees login credentials to access the application portal in order to upload the letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be submitted in English or accompanied by an English translation. Please format your letter as a MS Word Document (.doc) or Adobe PDF (.pdf).   Please note that letters of recommendation should not be shared with applicants.

Click Here  to download the information handbook and application guidelines.

Click Here to access the online application.

 Deadline: The deadline to submit your letter of recommendation is 18 May 2016.

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United States