The Democracy Program at the Ash Center seeks to build an intellectual community of scholars and practitioners whose research and real-world expertise illuminates unique aspects of democratic governance. The Center offers fellowships for scholars and practitioners examining issues such as democracy in “hard places”, citizen participation, democratic innovations at the regional and local level, challenges to democracy, technology, and other academic areas of interest relevant to the Democracy Program. The Center also welcomes experts in the field to come to the Kennedy to school to both learn and share their experience working in politics, public service, and advocacy. 

For the latest information on the specific fellowships offered by the Center, including application information, please visit the fellowships pages on our website