The Open Society Fellowship is open to individuals from around the world. Sought are innovative thinkers working on human rights, government transparency and accountability, citizen empowerment and participation, access to justice and information, and other areas of interest to OSI. Fellows' projects may include books, articles, online media, and efforts to seed new campaigns and organizations.
A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Institute; in return, they're expected to contribute meaningfully to OSI's thinking.
Proposals are reviewed throughout the year, but those received by August 1, 2011, will be evaluated by November 25, 2011.
The fellowship does not fund programs of study or dissertation research.
More details are available here.