Capacity Building

Educational opportunities, such as workshops and seminars, help fellows gain the skills and knowledge they need to become leaders in their respective fields. The Reagan-Fascell Fellowship connects fellows to a rich network of NGOs, think tanks, and scholars in D.C. and beyond, to help them reflect on and enhance their democracy promotion efforts.

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We are currently accepting applications for fellowships in 2024-2025. The deadline for applications is November 6, 2023.

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Resources at NED

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows benefit from in-house expertise as capacity building workshops offered include grantwriting, monitoring and evaluation, blogging, creating powerful presentations, and effective advocacy. Subject matter experts also offer seminars on relevant topics including the resurgence of authoritarianism, disinformation, and kleptocracy. Fellows have the opportunity to meet with NED staff including senior leadership, the regional grantmaking program, the staff of the Journal of Democracy, the Center for International Media Assistance, and the World Movement for Democracy.

Beyond NED

Washington D.C. offers a wide range of opportunities for fellows to build their skills, capacity, and expertise. The Fellowship Program arranges a number of outside speakers to meet with fellows as a group. Recent subjects covered have included writing effective op-eds, promoting gender-inclusive leadership, and the role of oversight in promoting good governance and combatting corruption. Individual outreach programs are also developed with each fellow to facilitate meetings with relevant people and organizations.

Building Capacity