Saturday, November 15, 2008

USA Open Society Institute Fellowship 2009/2010

Open Society Institute - Fellowship


Grant Type: Project Grants
Description: Open Society Institute - Fellowship
Application deadline: on a rolling basis

The Fellowship will enable outstanding individuals from around
the world - journalists, activists, academics, practitioners - to work
on projects that inspire meaningful public debate, shape policy, and
inform the thinking and activities of the Open Society Institute and
the Soros foundations. OSI is open to considering a broad range of work
products, including: publications (e.g. books, articles, blogs);
documentary films (OSI will support efforts to use documentary film as
a tool for advocacy and public education but will not contribute to a
feature-length film’s production budget), online media, and other
creative public education projects; and efforts to seed new campaigns,
advocacy endeavors, or organizations.

The fellowship focuses on the following categories: National
Security and the Open Society; Citizenship, Membership and
Marginalization; Strategies and Tools for Advocacy and Citizen
Engagement; Understanding Authoritarianism; Open Category.
OSI considers applicants from all parts of the world. Fellows may be
resident or nonresident fellows. Resident fellows will be housed in
OSI’s offices or in one of the Soros foundations, depending on whether
such placement adds value to the project. Fellows may work out of
multiple OSI offices during their term, or spend only some part of
their fellowship in residence.
Fellows who wish to work on their project in a country in which they
do not have citizenship must satisfy and comply with applicable visa
requirements. OSI helps fellows obtain necessary visas and cover all
associated costs.
Fellowships are awarded for one year. In some
cases OSI considers requests for shorter or longer durations.
Preference is given to applications for full-time fellowships, but OSI
also considers applicants who can only work part-time on their
OSI provides fellows with competitive financial support based on
local living standards (including cost of health insurance; all fellows
are required to have health insurance) and the proportion of their time
they commit to the fellowship. In most cases, OSI provides fellows with
communications support to help them move their work and ideas into
popular debates. OSI can also help integrate fellows into its networks
of individual and organizational partners and grantees. OSI may also
cover additional project expenses such as travel (including airfare and
hotel), visa costs, research assistance, and conference fees.
More information

Deadline: Rolling
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Organization: Open Society Institute
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