Open Society Fellowship Programme: Supporting Open Society Challenges Worldwide

Open Society Foundation
Last date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Country: 
Bangladesh
Central African Republic
India
Nepal
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom
United States

Detailed Description

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

The Open Society Fellowship invites proposals relevant to the following propositions:

  • Human rights are under siege everywhere. Why?
    • Those who carry out human rights analysis and reporting have been seduced by legal frameworks and largely ignore imbalances of power that lead to rights violations.
    • Political leaders increasingly play on fears that human rights are a Trojan Horse, threatening societies by promising rights to dangerous “others.”

Funding Information

  • 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.

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 statement for which they wish to apply and be willing to serve 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 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. A CV should accompany the letter of inquiry with a CV.Letters of inquiry should address the following questions:
    • What is the central argument of your proposed project as it relates to the statement?
    • How does your project advance or challenge current thinking?
    • Who is/are the intended audience/s?
    • What are the potential work products?

For more information, please visit Open Society Fellowship.

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