Open Society Fellowship

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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.

The Topic of the Project:

  • Global migration and the rights of displaced minorities.
  • The role of cultural expression and cultural movements in promoting open societies.
  • Organized crime, corruption, and state failure.
  • The economic crisis and its impact on open societies.
  • How authoritarian societies use ideology to legitimize their rule.
  • The interdependence of security, the rule of law and civil society in post-conflict settings
  • How to enlist a broad range of constituencies—e.g. labor, immigrants, religious groups, and women—to advance causes central to the open society, including human rights, good governance, and transparency.
  • Movement-building and state repression in societies affected by global warming.
  • The impact of new technologies on citizen access to information and justice.
  • The relationship between political marginalization of minority groups and political violence.
  • Privatization and government accountability.

    Fellowship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Open Society Fellowship chooses its fellows from a diverse pool of applicants that includes journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields.
  • Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject area and a track record of professional accomplishment.
  • All interested applicants should complete the online application form and submit supporting materials for consideration.
  • Only applicants without Internet access may send an application by post.
    Application Ddeadline: Proposals are accepted year round.

    For more information and scholarship applications, see: Open Society Fellowship.

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