Global Fellowship for Advancing Inclusive Democracies

The Charles F. Kettering Global Fellowship for Advancing Inclusive Democracies is a six-month program designed to promote leadership in global civil society and to nurture and support those working to build inclusive democracies around the world.

For more than 30 years the Kettering Foundation has invited promising civil society practitioners to participate in a fellowship to strengthen democracy. Today’s fellowship uses mentors and additional experiences to nurture the fellows’ skills and leadership potential. The primary objective is to develop a robust pipeline of committed civil society leaders who will champion and safeguard the principles of inclusive democracies. Fellows spend a six-month period developing and implementing a project that enhances the democracy work that they are doing in their home country. The fellowship is based in each fellow’s home country and includes participation in weeklong programs in Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, DC. Participants do not apply but are invited by the foundation to join a cohort based on referrals by partners in our international community.