The Manatt Fellowship Program brings outstanding graduate students to the Washington, DC area each year to support fellows’ independent research in democracy development, election administration, legal frameworks and civic participation in the political process. Fellows carry out self-directed research under the mentorship of IFES staff during a fellowship term of 6-10 weeks. A stipend of $5K is included and fellows must complete a paper for public or IFES internal presentation. Ideal candidates are law students or Master’s and PhD students in international relations or political science. Open to students at universities in select states in the Midwest U.S.