Democracy Fellowship Program

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Program

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications for fellowships.

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 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 fellows program is intended to support practitio­ners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies.

Distinguished scholars from the U.S. and other established democracies are also eligible to apply.

Practitioners may include activists, lawyers, journalists, and civil society professionals, and are expected to have substantial experience working to promote democracy.

Scholars may include professors, research analysts, and other writers, and are expected to have a PhD or academic equiva­lent at the time of application.

The program does not pay for professional training or fund stu­dents working toward a degree.

A working knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participation in the program.


The program hosts two five-month sessions per fellowships year.

The fall session will be held October 1, through February 28; the spring session will be held March 1 through July 31.


Applications for fellowships must be submitted no later than Monday, November 2.

For more information and application, visit: Democracy Fellowship Program Website