The Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking 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 Institute 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 Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully to OSI's thinking in return.

In evaluating each proposal, the selection committee weighs three factors: the applicant, the topic of the project, and the work product.

Proposals are accepted year round, but those received by September 15, 2009, will be evaluated by November 30, 2009.



  1. The Applicant
  2. The Topic of the Project
  3. The Work Product
  4. Fellowship Expectations
  5. Fellowship Placement and Term
  6. Application and Selection
  7. Fellowship Support
  8. Contact Information

Click on the button to apply or download the Open Society Fellowship Application Form
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