Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy is proud to host a variety of fellowship programs aimed at helping individuals deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to strengthen democratic progress. With programs for both courageous activists and scholars from throughout the globe, as well as DC-based foreign policy professionals, NED provides opportunities for its fellows to explore new ideas and share best practices in a comparative context.

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows

In the spirit of international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to conduct independent research, build individual capacity, and exchange ideas to strengthen democratic development in their countries, regions, or fields of expertise.

Named in honor of two of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program has hosted more than 250 fellows from nearly 90 countries since its founding in 2001.

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  • HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWS

    Global youth leaders up to the age of 30 with an interest in the advancement of democracy

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  • PENN KEMBLE FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY

    Young, DC-based foreign policy professionals committed to supporting democratic values

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  • VISITING FELLOWS

    Scholars and practitioners who wish to conduct research and writing at the Forum

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    A leading center for research, discussion, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world

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  • FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

    Aya Hijazi

    Ms. Aya Hijazi is an Egyptian-American children’s rights advocate who, along with her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, founded the Cairo-based Belady Foundation (My Country: An Island for Humanity) in 2013 to support Egyptian street children, steer them away from the street culture of violence, and reintegrate...

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    Khalil Parsa

    Mr. Khalil Parsa is founding director of Supporting Organization for Afghanistan Civil Society, a NED grantee organization that builds the capacity of citizens and civil society organizations to report corruption. As head of the Herat Citizens Advocacy committee and as provincial...

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    Gabor Scheiring

    Dr. Gabor Scheiring is a political economist and democratic activist currently working as a research associate in the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is also chairman of the Progressive Hungary Foundation, a think tank dedicated to progressive policy research...

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    Maxine Tanya Hamada

    Ms. Maxine Tanya Hamada served most recently as the executive director of the Institute for Leadership, Empowerment and Democracy or iLEAD, a Philippine think tank focused on public fiscal responsibility, meaningful devolution, and defending civic spaces.  She is currently a member...

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    Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

    Ms. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is co-host of the “Citi Breakfast Show” (CBS), a highly popular, public-interest radio show broadcast daily on the Accra-based station Citi FM. She is also deputy online editor of Citi FM’s news website, www.citifmonline.com,...