The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invites post-doctoral students to apply for its Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellowship. Democracy Fellowships aim to support post-doctoral scholars whose research must first illuminate aspects of democratic governance in ways that are outstanding according to the standards of the applicantâ€™s academic discipline, and second, must provide normative or practical guidance regarding an urgent substantive policy or social problem related to democratic governance.
Preference will be given to post-doctoral scholars whose research interests coincide with the Ash Centerâ€™s current focus on innovations in public participation and political participation in non-democracies. Eligible applicants will be completing or will have just recently completed dissertations in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, political science, sociology, law, or history. The duration of the fellowship is two academic years.
Fellows will receive stipend of $50,000 annually and $2,500 per year for research and/or health coverage during the fellowship. Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year begin in August 2013.
How to Apply
The call for applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship is now closed.
To submit an application for the 2014-2015 fellowship, please download the Democracy Fellow Application. Send the completed form, one or two relevant paper manuscripts or articles, and a current CV by April 1, 2014* to Juanne Zhao, Program Assistant, Democratic Governance Program at the Ash Center (email@example.com) with subject â€œAsh Center Democracy Fellowship." Questions should be directed to Bruce Jackan, Associate Director for Democracy, Students, and Fellows Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Date subject to change
2012 Democracy Fellow Announced
- Lindsay Mayka, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley - Bringing the Public Into Policymaking: National Participatory Institutions in Latin America