Applying to the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program


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Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program. At this time we are no longer accepting applications. If you are interest in applying to the 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program please sign up for an email alert. You will receive an email notification in the fall of 2017 when the application opens.



Dates for the 2017 Program

The dates for the 2017 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program are Sunday, July 16- Friday, August 4, 2017. Applicants are required to participate the entire duration of the fellowship program at Stanford University. They must be sure that they can be absent from their professional obligations during that time and must make a commitment to attend the full program upon acceptance. 


To Apply

We thank you for your interest in applying to the 2017 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. In order to apply to the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program please create an account through our online portal. The application form is available once you login in and will be available through the deadline, Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Due to the volume of applications, we strongly suggest that you submit the application form as soon as possible. You will be asked to contact two references to furnish letters of recommendation to support your candidacy to the program. A complete application package will be due no later than Wednesday, November 16, 2016.


Application Guidelines

The guidelines packet is a valuable resource and outlines the application process in detail. Please review this document carefully before applying to the program.

Click here to view a PDF of the application guidelines.



1) Eligibility and Selection Criteria

2) Application Guidelines and Overview 

3) Letters of Recommendation

4) Frequently Asked Questions 



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