Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship 2024 Fully Funded to empower

Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship

Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship 2024-2025 for Postdoctoral Studies in the USA


The Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year, providing fully funded opportunities for international postdoctoral students. This fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is a five-month program based in Washington, D.C. It offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars the chance to conduct independent research on democracy in a specific country or region.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Postdoctoral / Non-degree
  • Institution: National Endowment for Democracy
  • Study in: USA
  • Opportunity Focus Area(s): Democratic Studies
  • Program Period: 5 months
  • Deadline: November 6, 2023 (Application deadline), November 13, 2023 (Letters of recommendation deadline)

Scholarship Coverage:

Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship

The Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Fellowship payments cover the cost of a short-term, furnished rental apartment, as well as “cost of living” for food, local transportation, and other necessities.
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses.
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  • Basic health insurance.
  • Round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C. at the beginning and end of the fellowship period.
  • Fully equipped office space.
  • Limited budget for long-distance phone calls and professional travel within the United States.

Note: Fellows bringing family members will be expected to cover their dependents’ round-trip travel and stay within the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
  • Open to applicants from all countries.
  • Propose a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development.
  • Be available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C., during the 5-month fellowship period (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowships or jobs may be held during this time.
  • For practitioner track applicants:
  • Substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest.
  • Mid-career professionals.
  • For scholarly track applicants:
  • Possess a doctorate (Ph.D. or academic equivalent) at the time of application.
  • Proven record of publications in their field.
  • Detailed research outline for their fellowship project.

Application Process:

  1. Create an account through the online portal.
  2. Submit applicant information, project proposal, letters of recommendation, resume/CV, and biography.
  3. All application materials must be submitted in English.


For more information about the Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship and to access the online portal, visit the official website.

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