Call for applications: Open Society Fellowships

    | July 28, 2014

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    The Open Society Fellowship financially supports innovative and unconventional approaches to the fundamental challenges of open societies. The fellowship aims to promote work that enriches public understanding of these challenges and stimulates far-reaching and probing conversations within Open Society Foundations and in the larger world.

    The Open Society Fellowship is accepting proposals for fellowships from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.

    A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not been previously recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy.

    Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to Open Society Foundations, including human rights, government transparency, access to information and justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

    Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations.

    Individual journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in spoken English is required.

    Interested applicants should first download and review the fellowship guidelines at this address:

    To apply, go to:

    The deadline for applications is August 4, 2014.