Applications are open for the Open Society U.S. Soros Equality Fellowship 2022. The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field.
Open Society U.S. Soros Equality Fellowship Advertisement
- Position(s): Several
- Applications closing Date: February 14, 2022
- Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
- Company Name: Open Society U.S.
- Applicants must be able to devote at least 35 hours per week to the project if awarded a Fellowship, and the project must be the applicant’s only full-time work during the course of the Fellowship.
- Applicants may be based outside the United States, provided their work directly pertains to a U.S. racial justice issue and is able to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Up to two individuals can apply jointly for a Soros Equality Fellowship. However, joint applications will share one fellowship award. A joint application should be completed together as a single submission. For joint applicants, the “full-time work” requirement does not apply to each applicant. All other restrictions associated with an individual application still apply.
- Projects that include electioneering, lobbying, or other activity that does not fall within IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines will not be funded.
How to Apply
- There are three stages to the application and selection process. First, all applicants must submit a full and completed application by the deadline of February 14, 2022.
- Secondly, each application will be reviewed for a critical need, competitiveness, ability to influence the racial justice field, innovation, and the leadership qualities of the applicant. Applications will be evaluated on the extent to which the applicant possesses the vision, drive, and skills needed to broaden understanding, spur debate, or catalyze change on the issues at the heart of the Open Society Foundations’ racial justice priorities. They will then select a group of finalists who will be invited to interview with a selection committee consisting of Open Society Foundations staff and outside social justice experts.
- Finally, after each finalist is interviewed, they will select up to 15 individuals to receive a Fellowship award.