The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington DC, in order to undertake independent research on democratic challenges worldwide. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.
The fellowship is intended primarily for individuals from developing and aspiring democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are eligible to apply. Practitioners and journalists should have substantial work experience in their fields, while scholars are expected to have a Ph.D., or academic equivalent, at the time of application. The program does not support professional training, fieldwork, or students working toward a degree, nor does it provide funding to implement projects in the field. A working knowledge of English is required for participation in the program.
Fall Session: October–February
Spring Session: March–July
How to Apply
For details about our program and how to apply for a fellowship, please read through each of the sections listed in the Table of Contents on the right, paying particular attention to the sections under About Us and Submitting Your Application.
To apply for a fellowship in 2016–2017, please click the green box below. We will continue to accept applications until OCTOBER 15, 2015.