Applications Open for the Open Society Fellowship!

Deadline: 15 July 2018


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.

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address 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


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 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 with a CV.

Letters of inquiry should address the following questions:

  • What is the central argument of applicants proposed project as it relates to the proposition?
  • How does applicants project advance or challenge current thinking?
  • Who is/are the intended audience/s?
  • What are the potential work products?


For more information: Open Society Fellowship

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