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Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program at Stanford University, USA 2020

Launched in 2005, the Draper Hills Summer Program (DHSF) 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... read more

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.

Guest speakers from private foundations, think tanks, government, and the justice system provide a practitioners viewpoint on such pressing issues in the field. Summer Fellows also visit Silicon Valley technology firms such as Benetech, Google and Twitter to explore how technology tools and social media platforms are being used to catalyze democratic practices on a global scale. 

The  program is funded  by the generous support from Bill Draper and Ingrid von Mangoldt Hills.

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Aim and Benefits

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 airfareto the Program. Stanford will pay for accommodations, most meals, and transportation costs during the duration of the Program.

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 2020 . 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.


Requirements for Entrepreneur Qualification

  1. This program is aimed at mid-career practitioners working actively in the fields of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.                           
  4. Each year we strive to recruit a diverse group of 25 to 30 individuals who are at the right stage in their professional trajectory to benefit from rigorous academic training to enhance their potential to promote democratic change in their home countries.
  5. 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. 

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Interview date, Process and Venue

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

Applicants are required to participate the entire duration of the fellowship program. They must be sure that they can be absent from their professional obligations during that time and must make a commitment to attend the full program upon acceptance.


Application Deadline

January 1, 2020 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on app.wizehive.com to apply

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University invites emerging political, civil society and business leaders from transitional countries to apply to participate in its sixteenth annual Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development from Sunday, July 12, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020.

We encourage all applicants to review the eligibility and selection criteria, along with the application instructions in detail before submitting the application. The application guidelines are a valuable resource and outline the process in great detail. Please read the contents of the guidelines in their entirety before beginning the application process.

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows program uses the WizeHive application system to manage all incoming applications. This system is widely employed by other fellowship programs and should be easy to use. Here are some guidelines to take note of when using the application system:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1.  When your application form has been received.
  2. When letters of recommendation have been submitted on your behalf.
  3. Once your application file is complete with a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

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