Open Society Foundation: Fellowships 2017

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.The Open Society Fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Open Society fellows produce work outputs of their own choosing, such as books, journalistic or academic articles, art projects, a series of convenings, etc. In addition, fellowship cohorts may develop a joint work product of some sort. Fellowship staff will assist cohorts in brainstorming possible outputs if needed.

The fellowship will not fund the production of a documentary film. However, projects involving pre-production research and development and post-production advocacy and outreach efforts conducted by a single person will be considered.

Funding & Duration

Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of US $80,000 (approx. AUD $107,500) or US $100,000 (approx. AUD $134,000), depending on work experience, seniority, and current income.

Stipends will be offered pro rata for part-time fellows.


The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

This is a fellowship for individuals only; proposals from two or more applicants will not be accepted.

Submission Requirements

Further Information

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