Foundation / Corporation
Open Society Foundations (OSF)
07/16/19 12:00 PM EDT
Fellowships starting at $90,000 and additional project support to USA and territories individuals who have served in senior-level positions within state, local, or federal governments. Selected fellows will carry out projects to advance policy ideas that will bring their unique perspectives on social change into the public dialogue.
Open Society-U.S. will award individual grants to people who have played a significant role in advancing social change from within government in the United States and its territories at the city, county, tribal, state, and federal levels. The individual grant will allow recent government leaders to reflect on their public service, expand their network and knowledge, and insert their unique perspectives and expertise into the public dialogue. Selected individual grantees will be referred to as fellows. Fellows will undertake a project of their choosing that will help them promote a richer and more nuanced understanding of the opportunities for making and implementing change from inside of government and, in turn, give them the chance to promote specific policy ideas beyond their former jurisdictions. Open Society-U.S. will consider proposals for projects that tackle one of the core issues on which it works.
Fellows will be able to take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations' thinking in return. Fellows will also have opportunities to network with one another as a cohort. This networking and relationship building will also provide fellows with deeper connections and broader perspectives on social change in the United States.
The work of Open Society-U.S. is organized around four central goals: Justice, democratic practice, equality, and economic advancement. The topic of the project should align with one or more of Open Society-U.S.’s goals. Project themes can focus on a particular issue or cut across these broad areas of interest.
For more information about these goals, see: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/uploads/e5f8161f-50a2-4093-81ba-f0412bf9cf51/leadership-in-government-fellowship-guidelines-20190509.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 172989
Fellows will receive a stipend in a general range of $90,000 to $130,000 depending on percentage of time committed to the project, which will range from 12 to 18 months in duration. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a small project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), conference fees and health insurance.
The project will range from 12 to 18 months in duration.
Though most fellowship terms are for one year, the program will consider requests for projects lasting up to eighteen months. The expectation is that fellows will spend sixty to eighty percent of their time (based on a 40-hour work week) over the course of the fellowship devoted to their project.
The fellowship will start in January 2020, with a possibility to begin the fellowship earlier on a case-by-case basis.
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