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IFES' 2010 Democracy Studies Fellowship

IFES is pleased to announce its annual Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship Program. 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, dates flexible) 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. A PDF flyer and application are available at http://www.ifes.org/fellowships-manatt.html.

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 of 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 2 April 2010 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 currently has programs in over 20 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 in elections and democratic development.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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