Fully-Funded Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2023/24 Cohort Applications now Open (10,000 Euros Monthly Stipend)

Fully-Funded Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2023/24 Cohort Applications now Open (10,000 Euros Monthly Stipend)

The Landecker Democracy Fellowship annually supports diverse changemakers in unpacking and addressing historic and contemporary systems of inequity. The 2023/24 cohort will bring together 24 Fellows to realize project ideas around the theme of democracy and the politics of memory. If you are interested in applying for the 2023/24 cohort, we invite you to apply for this programme. We need your courage, perspectives, and projects to help shape the future of democracy. Our Fellows receive €15,000, hands-on training, and support from the Humanity in Action network.  Each Fellow creates a new project or expands the work of an existing project that helps strengthen democracy. This year, we are looking for projects related to the theme of Democracy and the Politics of Memory.

Fully-Funded Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2023/24 Cohort Applications now Open (10,000 Euros Monthly Stipend)

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Who can apply?

Anyone located in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Ukraine:

  • born in 1983 and onwards
  • with at least 5 years of professional experience, in any field
  • is an activist at heart and shares our mission to make the world a more equitable place
  • is committed to helping shape democracy in their own community and globally

We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, as we prioritize equal access and opportunities for all applicants.

  • Our commitment to inclusivity extends to and beyond diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education level, and disability.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is not mandatory for applying to the fellowship. Applicants will not be penalized for spelling or grammatical errors in their applications. Nevertheless, it is important to note that all training and communication will be conducted in English.
  • The Landecker Democracy Fellowship’s mission is to bring together a wide range of talented individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds. Past cohorts have included policy makers, academics, journalists, data scientists, technology experts, social entrepreneurs, activists, educators and artists. Does this sound like you?

About the Fellowship

The Landecker Democracy Fellowship was launched in 2020 in partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation. As an incubator for democracy in the digital age, the Landecker Foundation promotes the development of open, democratic, and discrimination-free societies via innovative and disruptive means. Each year, ​​the Landecker Fellowship unites changemakers who possess diverse identities and ideas, yet are bound by a shared commitment to democratic values. At the core of our Fellowship is a dedication to peer-to-peer learning and a strong sense of community. This is why we actively seek out passionate, hands-on, and collaborative Fellows.

Working alongside their cohort teammates, Landecker Fellows spend one year implementing their projects. Each Fellow creates a new project or expands the work of an existing one with our team’s financial support and guidance and the broader Humanity in Action network (2700+ Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows). 

In addition to creating their projects, Landecker Fellows take part in a virtual training program and two Action Academies (one virtual and one in-person conference) throughout the Fellowship year. The dates for the 2023/24 Landecker Democracy Fellowship are December 10, 2023 – December 8, 2024. See below for the full list of programming dates during the Fellowship (please click the plus sign on the right-hand side to see the drop down of key dates).


  • Each Landecker Fellow receives a stipend of 10,000 Euros, paid out in monthly installments across 12 months. Additionally, Fellows receive up to 5,000 Euros in seed funding to implement their project. 
  • All training expenses, travel, and accommodation costs for the in-person Action Academy in Europe (April 2024) are covered.

2023/24 Theme: Democracy and the Politics of Memory

The way we remember and construct our past informs our identity, decision-making, and perspective. It shapes who we are, how we interpret where we come from, and the values that define us. But history has never been apolitical, and recently, it’s been increasingly weaponized. In some countries, memory is not a closed chapter. Some of the questions we may engage with during the Fellowship include:

  • Who gets to decide what is remembered and what is forgotten? 
  • How do different societies deal with past crimes or post-colonial questions? 
  • How do experiences of war and genocide change the equation? 
  • What role do history and memory play in accountability processes? 
  • How are historical narratives used to impact present-day political discourses and decision-making processes?
  • How do the politics of memory change current political landscapes?

These are important questions. The link between the politics of memory and democracy deserves to be explored in greater depth.

​​How to apply:

The online application form for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship must be filled out in a single sitting. It’s not possible to save and come back. We suggest you prepare your application in advance and apply once it’s complete. Download our application guide to get all the information you need. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Joanna Zalewska at admissions@humanityinaction.org 

Application Deadline: 6 August 2023 Apply Here: https://humanityinaction.org/landeckerdemocracyfellowship-cfa/

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