This is to announce the commencement of the Hurford Youth Fellowship Program for Great Minds. Therefore, application is invited for suitably qualified young democracy activists from around the world.
Do you have great ideas about how to promote democracy in your community? Are you ready to build your leadership skills? Would you like to meet other youth leaders from around the world? Now’s your chance!
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- Institution(s): World Movement for Democracy
- Duration: 1st March 2023- 31st May 2023 (3 months)
- Host Country: United states
- Eligible Countries: International
- Reward: fully funded
- Deadline: 31st July 2022
The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program aims to develop the leadership abilities and potential of young democracy advocates from all across the world. Young activists participate in the Program for three months, during which they broaden their global contacts, share experiences with other activists from democratic movements throughout the world, and contribute to the growth of the World Movement for Democracy.
Hurford Youth Fellows attend strategic meetings, do research, and plan and lead presentations, online conversations, and information-sharing sessions on important democratic topics. Following the end of each fellowship, the fellows operate as a regional/country focal point, collaborating with the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network to stay active and take the lead in youth-related activities.
- Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age.
- A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.
- They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country. It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research. The program is not an educational program offering academic courses leading toward a degree. In addition, it does not provide financial support to those seeking to complete professional training programs, attend conferences, or pursue internships at other organizations.
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- Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C.
- Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
- Applicant Form;
- C.V./Resume; and
- Two Letters of Recommendation
The Applicant Form has four sections: (1) Personal Information; (2) Project Proposal; (3) Curriculum Vitae/Résumé; and (4) Two Letters of Recommendation. Each applicant must complete the entire Form. Please note that incomplete application forms will not be reviewed.
- Fellows will be selected by the World Movement Secretariat staff, NED regional program staff, and the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network following an application process.
- Selection will be based on a set of criteria including demonstrated activism or interest in the advancement of democracy, a desire to network with others, and a clear explanation of how the fellowship will benefit their own efforts for advancing democracy.
- Fellows are expected to work full-time on their fellowship projects at the NED office in Washington, D.C. Fellows may not hold any other fellowships or be otherwise employed during the fellowship period without the express permission of World Movement Secretariat staff.
- Additional fellowships or work opportunities that coincide with the fellowship period must be brought to the attention of World Movement Secretariat staff prior to the candidate’s acceptance of a Hurford Fellowship. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of the fellowship.
- Hurford Youth fellowships are not designed to support extensive fieldwork outside the Washington, D.C., area. The program recognizes the importance of establishing ties with counterparts elsewhere in the United States and abroad and understands that professional obligations may sometimes necessitate domestic or international travel. However, no funds will be available to support fellows’ professional travel. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the NED for the entirety of the fellowship period in order to take full advantage of the professional resources available in D.C.
How to Apply
All application materials should be uploaded in the application portal. If you applied last year, you must create a new profile using a new email address. To start your application, click ‘Click here to Apply’.
All application materials must be submitted by July 31, 2022.