Help Support Independent Russian Voices

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is pleased to announce the Democracy Fellowship, which provides a critical lifeline for independent Russian journalists, researchers, and activists who are no longer able to continue their work due to the repressive environment for civil society in Russia today.

About the Democracy Fellowship

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) has completed its initial round of applications for the Democracy Fellowship. Although the application is currently closed, CEPA welcomes expressions of interest for potential future rounds of the fellowship. Please complete this interest form and we will notify you when applications reopen.

The Democracy Fellowship is a year-long in-residence fellowship program for highly qualified independent  analysts, academics, activists and journalists from Russia who are no longer able to continue their work due to Putin’s war in Ukraine. The fellowship will provide a vital lifeline to support independent voices who have been forced to leave their country or face a direct threat to their lives because of their willingness and courage to write, research, and provide truthful information to educate the public and policymakers.

CEPA’s mission is to ensure a strong and enduring transatlantic alliance rooted in democratic values and principles. The organization has a long track record of recruiting and hosting fellows from the region with an alumni cohort of over 60 over the course of 17 years.

For more information on the fellowship fund and how to support, please contact support@cepa.org.