Open Society Foundation Leadership in Government Fellowship in USA 2021

Applications are currently open for the Open Society Foundation Leadership in Government Fellowship in the USA in 2021.

The fellowship is interested in public sector leaders that have a deep interest in using this fellowship opportunity to reflect on their time in government and to undertake a project that advances policy ideas and inserts their unique perspectives about making the change from within government into the public dialogue.

It is part of a larger effort within Open Society-U.S. and the Open Society Foundations to invest in new voices that inform and challenge our collective thinking about advancing open society in the United States.

Worth of Award

  • Fellows of the Open Society Foundation Leadership in Government Fellowship will receive a stipend in a general range of $100,000 to $140,000 depending on the percentage of time committed to the project.
  • Projects are either 12 or 18 months in duration.
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  • All projects must relate to one or more of Open Society-U.S.’s areas of focus.
  • Projects can focus on a particular issue or cut across broad areas of interest.
  • A project might identify a problem in the implementation of policy that has yet to be fully recognized or discussed, offer new strategies on how to work with the government and advocate for policy change or highlight a different approach for legislative or executive action.

How to Apply

  • Applicants will have to provide basic contact information and answer questions about their government experience.
  • Applicants will also submit a proposal of ten questions along with their resumes. Once registered with the system, applicants can save their progress before submitting a final application.
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Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by November 22, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EST.


Click here for more details and to apply