Mannat Democracy Studies Summer Fellowship (1 April 2013)

IFES is pleased to announce its 2013 Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship.  Mr. Manatt, former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former Chair of IFES’ Board of Directors, and his wife Kathleen fund one fellowship (6-8 weeks in the summer) each year exclusively for graduate students at universities in the American Midwest.

 

The Manatt Fellow receives a stipend of $5,000 and works in our international headquarters in Washington, DC. Fellows are housed in IFES’ F. Clifton White Applied Research Center and benefit from access to IFES experts, IFES’ online Virtual Resource Center collection, and proximity to the various libraries and organizations in Washington.

 

Eligibility rules:

1)      Applicants must be returning graduate students in social science or public policy fields;

2)      Ph.D. candidates must have not yet completed their dissertations;

3)      Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 1, 2013 to manattfellowship@ifes.org;

4)      Students must be attending a university in the American Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, or Wisconsin).

 

Founded in 1987, IFES is an international, nonprofit organization providing professional support to emerging, electoral democracies. IFES has worked in over 135 countries supporting civil society groups, the rule of law, human rights, transparent governance and election administration. The Manatt Fellow will have the opportunity to work and learn with diverse professionals who have extensive experience elections and democratic development.  Past Manatt fellows have found the Manatt Fellowship to be an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research.

 

Again, I encourage you to share this opportunity with your staff and students. Attached here are links to a flyer and an online application. Please distribute these widely.

 

Please feel free to contact me at manattfellowship@ifes.org for additional information.

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