Youth Fellowships: Open Society Community 1020 views

The Open Society Foundations offers Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative and the Open Places Initiative. Applications are invited for its Community Youth Fellowships.

Fellowship value: $60,000 for full-time, 18-month projects

Study areas:

  • Criminal justice
  • Workers’ rights
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Human rights


  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25.
  • Applicant must provide proposed projects under one of the following options:
  • Option 1: focus on human rights and take place in underserved communities in Puerto Rico, Buffalo, or San Diego; Option 2: focus on human rights in underserved communities anywhere in the United States; this opportunity is specifically for young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Applicants must be at the earliest stages of their careers, have and want to learn more about what it takes to be most effective as an activist.
  • Applicants with directly affected by, or with significant direct personal experience of, the challenges, policies, practices, and systems their projects seek to address will be preferred.


Apply with the following documents:

  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of intent (LOI) max. 2 pages

Deadlines and timelines:

  • Letters of intent (LOI): January 10, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Full proposals invited: February 2017
  • Full proposals: March 30, 2017
  • Finalists selection: April 30, 2017
  • Finalist interviews: June 2017
  • Selected fellows notified: June 2017
  • Projects begin: No earlier than June 2017
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Open Society Foundations
Fellowship Level Research awards
Country USA
Subject areas Human rights, Education, Health
Fellowship amount $60,000
Eligibility Read above
Deadline January 10, 2017

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