Leadership in Government Fellowship
The Open Society Foundations’ Leadership in Government Fellowship Program was founded in 2016 to support former senior-level government staff in the United States and its territories who have recently left public service and have played a significant role in advancing social change from within government in the United States and its territories at the local, state, or federal levels. In 2017, the Open Society's U.S. Programs will recruit for our second class of fellows.
We are 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 change from within government into the public dialogue. The fellowship is part of a larger effort within the U.S. Programs 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 and its territories. Please see the fellowship guidelines for more information on the grant making program and how to apply.
Fellows will receive a stipend (in a general range of $90,000 to $130,000) depending on work experience, seniority, and percentage of time committed to the project, which will range from 12 to 18 months in duration.
Please note that grants to fellows are considered public information and the fellow’s name and project description will be included in the Open Society Foundations' tax returns, as per IRS regulations.
Download and review the complete guidelines and application form in the Download Files section. Completed applications must be submitted via email to USPfellowships@opensocietyfoundations.org by June 25, 2017.
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