Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development

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Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development Program (DHSFDD) is a three-week executive education program that is run annually on the Stanford campus by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford faculty.

The program brings together a group of approximately 28 practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from transitioning countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This program is aimed at early to mid-career policymakers, academics, and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations) who will play important roles in their country's political, economic, and social development.
  • It anticipate recruiting a group of 25-30 individuals dedicated to democracy, development and rule of law promotion within their home countries (particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and former Soviet Union).
  • Successful applicants will be proficient in spoken and written English and will have academic and practical credentials necessary to benefit fully from the course and actively contribute to the discussions.
  • The ideal participant will have extraordinary motivation, at least five years of experience with some demonstrated achievements in a relevant sector of development, and a keen interest in learning as well as sharing knowledge and experiences about his or her country.


    Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of applicants.

    Deadline: 8th January

    For more fellowship information and application, see: Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Website

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