USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals for activities addressing racial inequity in the United States. Funding is intended for innovative and impactful projects that offer fresh perspectives on racism and provide solutions to discrimination and inequity. This year’s cohort should consider their project within the current social and political moment. Through this Fellowship, Open Society aims to provide a network of leaders, representing the diversity of experiences, with the resources to address racial inequality and the space they need to imagine a more equitable future.
The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field. The Fellowship understands the unique role an individual can play in rejecting old paradigms and presenting a new vision for the United States. The Fellowship invites applicants to be bold, innovative, and audacious in their submissions. The aim of the Fellowship is to be flexible and open—a space to incubate new ideas, promote risk-taking, and develop different ways of thinking that challenge and expand existing assumptions. A successful project should identify a challenge and propose a critical intervention that will meaningfully address the systems that reinforce inequities and discrimination in the United States.
Humanity is living in unprecedented times in the United States. As such, the Fellowship believes this year’s cohort should consider their project within the current social and political moment. Toxic narratives, racialized anxiety, economic insecurity, and an ongoing health pandemic have reinforced divisions and the systems that perpetuate inequities. It is in this context that applicants are asked to place their project and explain how and why their project is necessary to counter these threats and move toward a more inclusive multiracial democracy.
The purpose of the fellowship is to support individuals; therefore the program will only cover an individual’s expenses and the project must be the creation of the individual applicant and confer a professional benefit to that individual. Award amounts are all-inclusive and are intended to cover a fellow’s living expenses, project-related expenses, travel, conference fees, health insurance, etc.
Number of Grants:
Estimated Size of Grant:
- Projects Begin: Fall 2023
- Applicants must demonstrate their project’s impact that reflects 18 months’ of work.
- 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.
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If you have reviewed all available materials and still have a question regarding the Fellowship and/or your submission. Please send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org.