Open Society Fellowship Opens, Accepting Applications

George Soros , Founder/Chair, Open Society Foundations
George Soros , Founder/Chair, Open Society Foundations

The Open Society is now accepting applications for its fellowship at which Fellows will be expected to address new and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

Successful applicants will work on projects of their own design and passion and at the same time, take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking.

Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research, but fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proposals will be accepted from anywhere in the world, although demonstrable proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Applicants should possess and demonstrate a deep understanding of the major themes embedded within the proposition above and be willing to work in a cohort of fellows with diverse occupational, geographic, and ideological profiles.

Successful applicants should be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with its global network.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry online through Open Society grants portal on or before February 4, 2019. Applicants will receive a response within six weeks of submission.

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