Hi Youth Leader, have you ever heard about The Open Society Fellowship? It 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.

Applications are invited for Open Society Fellowship available for applicants from all parts of the world. Please note that this fellowship is for individuals only and does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

Fellowship Value:

  • One year fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for shorter term 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 most cases, the program will advise fellows on ways to communicate their work to a broader audience and influence current debates. Staff also work to integrate fellows into the networks of individual and organizational partners and grantees.
  • 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. The fellowship does not fund enrollment for.
  • The fellowship does not fund enrollment for a degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.
  • The fellowship program considers applications subject to funding availability.


  • Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.
  • The 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.


Application Process:

  • Applicants are 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 statements above.
  • A CV should accompany the letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry will be reviewed within five weeks.
  • Applications showing promise will be invited to submit a full proposal.


March 1, 2017


For further information, please check official website : Open Society Fellowship 2017