Open Society Foundation Fellowship

If you are a journalist, activist, academic and practitioner, Open society Foundation (OSF) has revealed an outstanding fellowship named as Open Society Fellowship. The Fellowship supports individuals who are seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Stipend of $80,000 or $100,000 will be granted to the fellows.

Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute, is an international grantmaking network. OSF work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.


  • 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.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Letters of Inquiry As a first step, all potential applicants are required to submit a one to two page, single-spaced, letter of inquiry that outlines the topic of the project and proposed work product in accordance with the guidelines above, accompanied by a CV. This is the first stage in the application process.
  1. What is the central argument of your proposed project
  2. Who is/are the intended audience/s
  3. Why is now the time for this project what are the potential outputs?

Award Amount:

  • 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.
  • Staff also works to integrate fellows into the networks of individual and organizational partners and grantees. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget.
  • 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. The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions

Application Deadline:

January 4, 2016 is the last date of submit the complete application packet.

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