Submit Applications for Open Society Fellowship Program!


Deadline: 4 February 2019

The Open Society Foundation is seeking applications for its Open Society Fellowship to support individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

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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.

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

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  • New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.
  • This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Funding Information

Fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.
  • Proposals will be accepted from anywhere in the world, although demonstrable proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Applicants should possess and demonstrate a deep understanding of the major themes embedded within the proposition above and be willing to work in a cohort of fellows with diverse occupational, geographic, and ideological profiles.
  • Successful applicants should be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with their global network.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are first required to submit a one- to two page, single-spaced, letter of inquiry that outlines the topic of the project, proposed work product, and relevance to the proposition. A CV should accompany the letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry should address the following questions:
    • What is the central argument of your proposed project as it relates to the proposition?
    • How does your project advance or challenge current thinking?
    • Who is/are the intended audience/s?
    • What are the potential work products?
  • Applicants can apply online via given website.

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  • Avatar Lwerere chan Steven says:

    I my self am very happy for such great opportunity that I will able to express my abilities to the public as well and am so willing and eager to work for the public mostly for those who are having developmental ideas with no possibility,with your support we can

  • Avatar Shane Harris says:

    My country is going through a serious political change as per the International requirements and legislation as they aim to comply with international systems and standards. This opportunity is definitely welcome and am so happy as i am currently studying towards a degree which shall help me change the political interface of our government, country and create jobs for many Swazis both young and old!!!

  • Avatar Edgell Tari says:

    Just come across this program. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Avatar chabamba says:

    Our country is undergoing many changes politically, economically and socially. Henceforth with, we need an organization to disseminate information in the communities so that the people are aware of what is happening so as they can contribute positively. one of those organizations are Chab’s Community Library and Information Service whose goal is to enlighten the communities with reliable information. Therefore, we are requesting for funding to our programmes which includes debates in community schools and purchasing of reading materials for our clientèle.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi chabamba,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

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  • Avatar Racheal says:

    I can’t wait for this program
    Its such a good deal

  • Avatar Maimbo Kasongola says:

    This program is well timed. The needs are many. Global and regional needs desperately demanding solutions and remedies. It is a rare opportunity to contribute to the wealth of the body of knowledge.

  • Avatar WAINKEM FRANCIS FULMOM says:

    I am so happy to have come across such an opportunity. God being my helper, i will make it.

  • Avatar Nelson Obinna says:

    Its my great pleasure to be part of this development especially this time that my country is going through a tyrannical government, am going to use this medium to bring the change that Nigerian youths are waiting to see. Am so happy

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