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The Ash Center's Challenges to Democracy Grant program will award $150,000 in funding support for HKS faculty workshops and doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Kennedy School doctoral students and faculty as well as post-doctoral students from the wider academic community are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2013.
The Center will grant awards for HKS faculty-led seminars or workshops, up to $10,000 each for a total of $40,000; doctoral fellowships for HKS and other Harvard graduate students, up to $30,000 per year for up to two fellowships; and post-doctoral fellowships, up to $50,000 per year for one fellowship. Award decisions will be made by late April by a committee composed of the Ash Center director, the Democracy, Politics, and Institutions (DPI) Area chair, and senior DPI faculty. Awards will be given for work beginning in the summer of the current 2012-13 academic year or for the 2013-14 academic year. Funding preference is given to grant proposals that enhance one of the following key areas of Center research:
Started in the spring of 2012, the Challenges to Democracy Grant program is designed to foster research on the nature of democracy and bridge the gap between its ideals and often imperfect practice in the real world. Center funding supports studies in both mature and established democracies as well as those in the developing world. read more