The Manatt Fellowship nurtures talent in democracy-building among graduate students pursuing a degree in the Midwest. Manatt Fellows have found this experience to be an integral boost to their careers. Previous fellows have gone on to manage programs at the National Democratic Institute, consult on election programs in Pakistan for the Asia Foundation and work with IFES on gender and election violence.
Hosted by IFES, Manatt Fellows carry out research at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a period of four to six weeks. The Manatt Fellowship consists of a $5,000 stipend to subsidize fellows’ living expenses while in D.C.
The Manatt Fellowship is available for U.S. or international graduate students attending universities in the following Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Applicants should be pursuing degrees in international relations, political science, public administration or related areas.