Hurford Youth Fellowship Program 2023 for Young Leaders (Fully Funded)

Deadline: July 31, 2022

Do you have any great ideas on how to promote democracy in your community? Are you ready to develop your leadership skills? Would you like to meet other young leaders from around the world? Apply now for the Hurford Youth Bursary Program 2023.

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program aims to develop leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists around the world. Through the program, young activists spend three months at the Global Movement Secretariat, during which they expand their global relationships, share their experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the Global Movement for Democracy. Young Hurford Scholars Participate in Strategy Meetings; to conduct research; and organize and lead presentations, online discussions and information sharing sessions on key democracy issues.

At the end of each fellowship, fellows serve as a regional/national focal point, working with the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network to stay involved and take the lead in youth-related activities.


  • Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, as well as basic health insurance and round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipends take into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C. Fellows have a fully equipped office, including Internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.
  • Applicants should keep in mind that the cost of living (housing, furnishings, food, and other essential expenses) in the Washington metropolitan area is very high and scholarships are not calculated to meet the financial needs of a family.


  • Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows program should not be over the age of 30.
  • They must demonstrate a keen interest in democratic activism and in advancing democracy in their respective communities, as well as around the world.
  • Young people affiliated with civil society organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application documents must be submitted in English.

Selection process

  • Fellows will be selected by Global Movement Secretariat staff, NED Regional Program staff and the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network following an application process. Selection will be based on a set of criteria, including demonstrated activism or interest in advancing democracy, desire to network with others, and a clear explanation of how the scholarship will benefit their own efforts to advance democracy.


All application materials must be submitted by July 31, 2022.

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  • Application form ;
  • Resume/resume; and
  • Two letters of recommendation

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For more information, visit Hurford Youth Bursary.

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