The Open Society Foundations has announced that is accepting applications from senior-level government officials and staff in the United States who have recently left public service.
Through the Leadership in Government Fellowships program, Open Society’s U.S. Programs will award individual grants to people who have played a significant role in advancing social change in the United States at the local, state, or federal government levels. The program is designed for public-sector leaders interested in using the fellowship opportunity to reflect on their time in government and to undertake a project that advances policy ideas and inserts their unique perspectives about driving change from within government into the public dialogue.
Fellows will receive funding in the general range of $90,000 to $130,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and percentage of time committed to the project (between twelve to eighteen months).
To be eligible, all projects must relate to one or more of OSF's U.S. Programs’ goals, which include support for a more inclusive and accountable American democracy; a fair criminal justice system; full political, economic, and civic participation of communities of color and immigrants; and equitable economic growth.
Projects can focus on a particular issue or cut across these broad areas of interest. Carefully review the complete guidelines for more details on the fellowship requirements. Priority will be given to projects that offer unique insights and perspectives into how government implements programs and policies, with an eye toward their effect on low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants, and otherwise historically marginalized communities in the United States.
See the Open Society Foundations website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.