Open Society Fellowship Program: Call for Application

Application deadline: August 3, 2015

The Open Society Foundations is going to call for fellowship applications from individuals with innovative ideas. This Fellowship Program seeks innovative approaches to solve the problem that will enrich public understanding of the challenges.

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Project under this fellowship might identify an unrecognized problem, develop new ideas for policy matter or formulate a new strategy on advocacy. Project themes should include at least two areas, like human rights, good governance, rights to information and the promotion of civil society.

Fellows will receive full stipend of amount $80,000 or $100,000. It’s depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. In special cases, fellows will receive additional financial support for residency expectation. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget that may include travel, airfare and hotel, visa costs, conference fees and health insurance.


  • Fellowship open for all and from anywhere in the world
  • Applicants should have good knowledge of their research subject and a positive record on professional achievement
  • There have flexibility to enter to the fellowship from wide range of field, included journalists, development professionals, Civil Society activists, academics and practitioners
  • Successful fellows must have eagerness to exploit the resources from inside and outside of Open Society Foundations.
  • Fellows must be showed the willingness to engage in global network
  • Ideal fellows should have proficiency in spoken English and interpersonal skills

Please Note:

Regular students from academic institutions are not eligible for this fellowship.

Deadline: 3 August 2015

Please follow the below links for Guidelines and Application:

Applicants should first download the fellowship guideline and be carefully review it.

Open Society Fellowship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Society Fellowship Application Form

Start your application here

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  2. Marko Djordjevic

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