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NED Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

Named 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 the U.S. 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.

The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year, divided into two five-month sessions:
* the Fall session starts on October 1 and ends on February 28
* the Spring session begins on March 1 and ends on July 31

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Practitioners
· Activists, human rights advocates, lawyers, journalists, and other civil society professionals from developing and aspiring democracies throughout the world with substantial experience working to promote democracy or human rights

Scholars
· Professors, researchers, journalists, and other writers from developing and aspiring democracies
· Distinguished scholars from the United States or other established democracies
· Academics must be in possession of a doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) at the time of application
· Scholarly applicants must have a proven record of publications

All Applicants
· Citizens of any country may apply
· Proficiency in the English language
· Topics focusing on the political, social, economic, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development
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