Fully funded 2016 Hurford Youth Fellowship Program

yfApplications are currently invited for Hurford Youth Fellowship Program taking place for a period of four months.Accepted fellows from around the world will be eligible to apply for this fellowship programme. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality to be part of a life changing conference.

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering the next generation of democracy activists.

Fellows from around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship, candidates must:

  • Be applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program no older than 30 years of age.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.
  • Young people especially affiliated with civil society organizations  encouraged to apply.

Please Note: The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country. It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research. The program is not an educational program offering academic courses leading toward a degree. In addition, it does not provide financial support to those seeking to complete professional training programs, attend conferences, or pursue internships at other organizations.

Cost of attendance:

An accepted fellows will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and a round trip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends will be enough for the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows will gain access to  a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation;
  • Application Form

All application materials should be uploaded to the online application.

Submit applications by 18th May 2016.


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