Deadline:

 5:00pm PST on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Location:

United States.

(Partially Funded)

Description

Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program (DSHF)

The Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program is a three-week intensive academic training program that is hosted annually at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The program brings together a group of 25 to 30 mid-career practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from all regions of the world.

More Details

For three weeks during the summer, fellows participate in academic seminars that expose them to the theory and practice of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Delivered by leading Stanford faculty from the Stanford Law School, the Graduate School of Business, and the departments of economics and political science, these seminars allow emerging leaders to explore new institutional models and frameworks to enhance their ability to promote democratic change in their home countries.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Democracy Studies.
  • Development Studies.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Law.
  • Human Rights.
  • Journalism/Media.
  • Public Policy.
  • Political Sciences.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

The dates for the 2020 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program are Sunday, July 12- Friday, July 31, 2020. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This program is aimed at mid-career practitioners working actively in the fields of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
  • Applicants can be working as policy-makers, academics, legal professionals, social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations).
  • In their present capacity, applicants should play important and influential roles in their country’s political, economic, and social development.
  • Participants should have demonstrated professional and personal achievements in a relevant sector of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
  • Successful applicants will have academic credentials necessary to participate and contribute to the six-hour seminars each day and tackle advanced academic readings to complement the classroom-based curriculum. Ninety-nine percent of our alumni hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of their participation in the program but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.
  • A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program. It is expected that each fellow has a solid command of written and spoken English to fully benefit and participate in the program.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Stanford will pay for accommodations, meals, and transportation costs during the duration of the Program.
  • Stanford asks all applicants to be prepared to contribute towards the cost of their participation in the fellowship, if they are selected. Typically this comes in the form of a fellow covering round-trip airfare to the Program.
  • A small travel fund is available for fellows who under no circumstances can support their travel or need to apply for a partial subsidy. Priority for accessing the travel fund will be given based on need, and destinations from which airline fares to California are exorbitant.
  • In the past, some fellows have asked their employers to subsidize their travel to Stanford based on the benefits that the training will contribute towards their professional and organizational advancement. They may also choose to fundraise for these costs after selection decisions are issued in April 2019.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your account here.

Second Step: Submit the required documents and statements: 

  • Applicant Information
  • Academics & Career Information
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay Questions
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Video Submission
  • Financial Information
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Certification

Notes:

  • You can save your work at any time and return to the form at your convenience. You do not need to complete the application form in one sitting. It is strongly suggested that you save your work often by clicking on the “Save Draft” button at the end of the page.
  • Once you submit your application form you can no longer return to make any changes. Please review all your work before clicking the “Submit” button at the end of the application form.
  • The system will notify you by email during the following stages in the application submission process:
    • When your application form has been received;
    • When letters of recommendation have been submitted on your behalf;
    • Once your application file is complete with a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Osama Mohamed / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team