In today’s world, where making a positive impact is crucial, it’s essential to have the time and financial freedom to work on a purpose-driven mission. At the Landecker Democracy Fellowship, Offering a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded impact makers, this is a chance to create lifelong connections, receive the support and recognition you deserve. If you’re an activist at heart, passionate about the mission of making the world a more equitable place, keep reading to discover how to apply and become a part of this transformative community.
Who Can Apply?
Applications are open to individuals located in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Ukraine, provided they meet the following criteria:
- Born in 1983 or later.
- Possess at least 5 years of professional experience in any field.
- Display a passion for activism and a commitment to shaping democracy in their local communities and globally.
Strongly encouraging individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply, prioritizing equal access and opportunities for all applicants. The commitment to inclusivity extends to all aspects, including race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education level, and disability.
Please note that fluency in English, both written and spoken, is not mandatory for applying to the fellowship. Understand that spelling and grammatical errors may occur in applications, and they will not be penalized. However, it’s important to note that all training and communication during the fellowship will be conducted in English.
About the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
In collaboration with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, the Landecker Democracy Fellowship was established in 2020 as an incubator for democracy in the digital age. The objective is to foster open, democratic, and inclusive societies by embracing innovative and groundbreaking approaches.
Every year, the Landecker Fellowship assembles a wide range of exceptionally talented individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds. The previous cohorts have comprised policymakers, academics, journalists, data scientists, technology experts, social entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and artists. This remarkable diversity creates a vibrant and dynamic community of individuals dedicated to upholding democratic values.
Does This Sound Like You?
If you resonate with the mission and feel the drive to create meaningful change, You are invited to explore the possibilities offered by the Landecker Democracy Fellowship. To get started, download the comprehensive application guide and familiarize yourself with the process. Feel free to reach out to Joanna Zalewska at [email protected] or refer to our FAQs page if you have any questions.
The Fellowship Experience
As a Landecker Fellow, you will embark on a year-long journey of implementing your projects, supported by the team’s financial backing, guidance, and the extensive network of Humanity in Action. During this transformative period, you will have the opportunity to:
- Create a new project or expand the scope of an existing one, contributing to visible and tangible impact.
- Engage in a virtual training program tailored to your needs.
- Participate in two Action Academies, a virtual conference, and an in-person conference, where you will connect with other Fellows and gain valuable insights into project implementation, team building, and leadership skills.
Beyond the Fellowship, our alumni remain engaged with each other and the Humanity in Action organization. You are invited to explore the possibilities offered by the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
Fellowship Timeline for 2023/24
The 2023/24 Landecker Democracy Fellowship will take place from December 10, 2023, to December 8, 2024. Below are the key dates during the Fellowship:
- December 10, 2023: Fellowship begins.
- April 2024: In-person Action Academy in Europe.
- December 8, 2024: Fellowship concludes.
The Fellowship model is built upon four main pillars to ensure a supportive and enriching experience:
I. Action Academies
Our on- and offline Action Academies serve as collaborative learning spaces for Fellows. Through a multidimensional program, you will have the opportunity to provide and receive peer-to-peer feedback, gain insights into project implementation, and develop team-building and leadership skills. Guest speakers and trainers, along with Humanity in Action staff and Landecker Democracy Fellows and alumni, contribute to the rich learning environment.
As a Landecker Fellow, you will regularly meet and collaborate with fellow Fellows in designated pods, consisting of five to six individuals. These pods serve as platforms for workshopping ideas, strategizing project implementation, and providing honest peer-to-peer feedback. They also facilitate the sharing of good practices and coordination of actions, fostering lasting connections among Fellows.
III. Staff Support
To ensure smooth operations and project implementation, each Fellow is matched with a designated Humanity in Action team member. This staff member will provide ongoing support through monthly check-ins, ensuring that Fellows receive individualized assistance throughout their fellowship journey.
IV. Buddy Exchange
In addition to collaboration within pods, the buddy system pairs each Fellow with a peer for sustained communication and support. This one-on-one partnership allows for more personal check-ins, discussions about well-being, and the exchange of ideas, further strengthening the sense of community within the fellowship.
Funding and Theme for 2023/24
As a Landecker Fellow, you will receive a stipend of 10,000 Euros, paid out in monthly installments over 12 months. Additionally, you will have access to up to 5,000 Euros in seed funding to implement your project.
All training expenses, travel, and accommodation costs for the in-person Action Academy in Europe (April 2024) will be covered.
The theme for the 2023/24 Fellowship is “Democracy and the Politics of Memory.” This theme explores the intricate relationship between memory, history, and democracy. It delves into topics such as collective memory, the politics of remembering and forgetting, post-colonial questions, the impact of war and genocide, the role of historical narratives in accountability processes, and how the politics of memory influence present-day political discourses and decision-making processes.
How to Apply
To apply for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship, please complete the online application form in a single sitting. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to save your progress and return later. We recommend preparing your application in advance and referring to our application guide for comprehensive information. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Joanna Zalewska at [email protected] or visit FAQs page.
The deadline for applications for the 2023/24 Landecker Democracy Fellowship is August 6, 2023.
Ready to make a difference? Apply for the fellowship today and join a community of passionate changemakers!