Soros Equality Fellowship by Open Society Foundations

The Soros Equality Fellowship Program is now open. Eligible candidates should have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Up to $100,000 will be given to the winning fellows. To apply, all required materials must be submitted no later than December 19, 2016.

Fellowship Description
Open Society Foundations is seeking a diverse cohort of applicants and finalist pool, including activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce projects with meaningful impact. The Soros Equality Fellowship supports emerging midcareer professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field.

Award Value

  • $80,000 to $100,000 to produce innovative racial justice projects over the course of 12 to 18 months
  • Leadership development training
  • Professional networking
  • Other opportunities to advance their project and careers

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in any field.

Place of Study: Not specified.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. The program is purposed to fund projects that align with the U.S Programs’ Equality team’s approach to racial justice.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Applicants are required to submit a CV or resume and a one- to two-page, single-spaced, letter of inquiry that outlines the topic of the project, proposed work product, and relevance to the statements. The Letters of Inquiry should address the following questions:

  • What is your professional background to carry out the proposed project?
  • What is the central argument of your proposed project as it relates to the statement?
  • How does your project advance or challenge current thinking?
  • Who is/are the intended audience/s and how will you ensure the work product reaches the anticipated audience?
  • What are the potential work products?
  • How does your project contribute to the racial justice field?
  • How would this fellowship further your skills and experience and help you transition your leadership in the racial justice field?

Submission Deadline
December 19, 2016.

Website and Application Link

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