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Ms. Foundation Fellowship Opportunity

Fellowship Opportunity for Individual to Address
Issues Affecting Women in U.S Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Ms. Foundation for Women

Deadline Date:

04/30/12 5:00 PM EST


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One fellowship award is available for leaders who are working to advance solutions for the critical issues that women face and to raise the status of women in the United States. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide a devoted, early- to mid-career social change activist with the opportunity to spend a year developing his or her work towards elevating the status of women in the United States. The fellowship provides the opportunity for one dynamic leader to leverage the Foundation's resources and support while developing promising strategies to shift the cultural conditions that enable inequality to thrive.

Successful applicants will address the critical issues in the areas of: (1) economic justice, particularly in providing full access to quality and affordable child care and improving working conditions for care providers in the informal sector; (2) effectively communicating the need for access to, and public funding for, reproductive health care and family planning; (3) prevention of child sexual abuse; and/or (4) innovative ways of working - strategies and approaches that cut across these issues. Applicants should have the potential to galvanize large numbers of individuals to make structural change, and to capture the attention of the media and other key influencers.

The Ms. Foundation fellow will receive financial compensation (ranging from approximately $60,000 to $85,000 for one year) and health benefits, in addition to mentorship and support from Ms. Foundation staff. The fellow will also be granted the opportunity to apply for a project grant up to $50,000 for follow-up to work begun at the Foundation during the fellowship.

Recipients are expected to work full-time in the Ms. Foundation offices in downtown Brooklyn, New York for one year, beginning September 4, 2012. The Fellowship recipient is entirely responsible for her or his own housing and relocation, if needed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127477

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to approximately $85,000 for one year.

Term of Contract:

The fellowship is a full-time, one-year commitment, beginning Sept. 4 at the Ms. Foundation offices in Brooklyn.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any early- to mid-career social change activist devoted to elevating the status of women in the United States is eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be sent to this email address: with “Fellowship Application 2012” written in the subject line of the email.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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