Grant of the Week: Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship, from the Open Society Foundation, supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. 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 Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking in return. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. Fellowship projects can include photography, outreach and advocacy around documentary film, and other forms of cultural production. Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2011. For more information and instructions on how to apply, see the fellowship page online.

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