Landecker Democracy Fellowship for Changemakers 2022
The Humanity in Action has launched the Landecker Democracy Fellowship to bring together 30 diverse leaders from the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States who spend one year creating projects that reinvent democratic spaces. The goal for this Fellowship is to build a new generation of leaders who shape democracy and community-building through their approaches to political and societal challenges.
They support them in their efforts to bring about societal change and to strengthen democracy. The Fellows plan, design, and implement civic engagement projects in public spaces both on- and offline, in local, national, regional, or international settings. By fostering strong partnerships, their intention is for their Fellows to develop a meaningful and sustained impact in society.
Benefits of the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
- A Fellowship stipend of 10,000 Euro, to be paid out monthly over 12 months (also please see next questions and answers);
- A project seed funding grant of up to 5,000 Euro for the implementation of the Fellow’s project idea;
- The participation in all virtual training sessions as well as additional skill-building and training opportunities;
- The participation in a six-day in-person Action Academy (April 2023);
- Costs for travel and accommodation for the offline Action Academy;
- Guidance and coaching in developing and executing the project idea and its activities;
- Upon completion of the Fellowship, participation in a global network of leaders poised to contribute to civic society and exposure to opportunities provided by other Humanity in Action programming, such as professional fellowships, grant competitions, study trips, international conferences, leadership roles and speaking engagements. The Landecker Fellows will form a unique alumni community within the larger Humanity in Action network and maintain strong ties to the Alfred Landecker Foundation and their alumni from other programs.
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Eligibility Criteria of the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
- The project proposal and its related activities need to focus on the specified geographic range – EU, Ukraine, UK, or US.
- To apply for this program, you need to have been born in or after 1980. If you were born prior to 1980, you are not eligible to apply.
- You are eligible to apply if you are a permanent resident in one of the European Union member states, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Citizenship is not a requirement.
- The target group of the project and its related activities need to include communities from the country of your residence.
- This can be online and/or offline and across borders.
- Landecker Fellows need to have at least five years of (full-time or close to full-time) work experience. This may include freelance work, (part-time) employment, (PhD or postdoc) research, entrepreneurship, and/or volunteer long-term (over six months) engagement.
- Traineeships and internships count if they were full-time and lasted six months or longer. However, internships or traineeships cannot constitute the majority of the five years of work experience. Short-term student jobs cannot be considered.
Application Deadline for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
The deadline for application submission is on July 17, 2022
Application process for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
For more information: Visit the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Official Webpage