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Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development 2006

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Deadline: January 6, 2006
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California, invites policy makers and activists from countries undergoing political, economic and social transitions to participate in its second annual summer fellows program on democracy, development, and the rule of law to be held
July 31-August 18, 2006 at Stanford University on its California campus.

ELIGIBILITY: This program is aimed at early to mid-career policy-makers, academics, and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, non-governmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations) who will play important roles in their country's democratic, economic, and social development. We anticipate recruiting a group of 25-30 individuals dedicated to democracy and development promotion within their home countries (particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and other parts of the former Soviet Union). Successful applicants will be proficient in spoken and written English and will have academic and practical credentials necessary to benefit fully from the course and actively contribute to programmatic discussions. The ideal course participant will have extraordinary motivation, at least three to five years of experience in a relevant field of democratic development, and a keen interest in learning and sharing knowledge and experiences in transforming their respective countries.

FUNDING: Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of applicants. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to supply some or all of their own funding from their current employers, international non-governmental organizations, etc.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please follow the instruction for applying found at: In addition to the completed application form, you must provide at least two but no more than three letters of recommendation from people who know you in your capacity of a development worker.

Request for information may be addressed to Ganka Hadjipetrova, SSFDD Program Coordinator,
via e-mail at or via phone at (+1 650) 736-4277.

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