Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at Stanford University (fully funded)

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Deadline : January 1, 2020 .  

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. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work.

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.

Benefits

  • Stanford will pay for accommodations, meals, and transportation costs during the duration of 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.

Eligibility

  • 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).
  • 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.

Application

The application contains the following sections:

  1. Applicant Information
  2. Academics & Career Information
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Essay Questions
  5. English Language Proficiency
  6. Video Submission
  7. Financial Information
  8. Letters of Recommendation
  9. Personal Certification

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