Apply for IFES’ Democracy Studies Fellowships Today

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(From left to right) 2015 Hybl Fellow Tanya Kelley, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney, 2015 Manatt Fellow Alexandra Castillo and former IFES Board Vice Chair Judy Black meet following the presentation of the fellows’ research to IFES staff.
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1 Mar 2017

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Based at IFES’ Center for Applied Research and Learning, fellows have access to IFES experts and conduct independent research with IFES mentors for six to eight weeks.

For both Fellowships, application forms and additional documents must be submitted by March 15, 2017.

The William and Kathy Hybl Fellowship Democracy Studies Fellowship Program

The William and Kathy Hybl Fellowship Program at IFES brings outstanding graduate students to the Washington, D.C. area each year to conduct research in democracy development, election administration, and civic participation in the political process. Previous fellows have found the Hybl Fellowship to be an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research. Hybl Fellows have direct access to IFES experts in democracy-building and research and benefit from Washington, D.C.’s wide network of democracy professionals, institutions, and resources.

Once at IFES, Hybl fellows are supported by the Center for Applied Research and Learning and carry out their research under the mentorship of IFES staff. As IFES’ primary research unit, the Center generates innovative applied research to enhance the practice of democracy-building and bolster development of democratic and participatory institutions, processes, and culture.

Hybl Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 and must complete a paper for public or IFES internal presentation.

To learn more about eligibility for the Hybl Fellowship and how to apply by clicking here.

The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship Democracy Studies Fellowship Program

The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship Program at IFES brings outstanding graduate students to the Washington, D.C. area each year to conduct research in democracy development, election administration, and civic participation in the political process. Previous fellows have found the Manatt Fellowship to be an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research. Manatt Fellows have direct access to IFES experts in democracy building and research and benefit from Washington, D.C.’s wide network of democracy professionals, institutions, and resources.

Once at IFES, Manatt fellows are supported, like Hybl Fellows, with support from Center for Applied Research and learning, receive a $5,000 stipend and must complete a paper for public or internal IFES presentation.

To learn more about eligibility for the Manatt Fellowship and how to apply by clicking here.

The research of Hybl and Manatt fellows has helped shape learning at IFES, as well as in the wider democracy and governance community.