2015 Open Society Fellowship for Innovative approach to Open Society Challenges (Stipend of $USD100,000)

Application Deadline:August 3, 2015

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking in return.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world.
  • Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.
  • Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network.
  • Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.
  • Proficiency in spoken English is required

Ideal Applicants

  • The fellowship seeks “idea entrepreneurs” from across the world who are ready to challenge conventional wisdom.
  • Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network.
  • Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.

Fellowship Support

  • Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows.
  • The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation.
  • In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance.
  • Fellowship expenses should not include operational or programmatic costs, such as employees and physical infrastructure
  • . The purpose of the fellowship is to support individual fellows; therefore the program will only cover individual expenses.

Submit your Application Now for the Open Society Fellowship 2015

Contact: OSFellows@opensocietyfoundations.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Open Society Fellowship Programme

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