Foundation / Corporation
Open Society Foundations
11/20/19 11:59 PM PST
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals for projects that foster change and catalyze reform on issues related to the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are intended to mitigate the harmful impact of current criminal justice policies on communities, families, and individuals in the United States.
The Soros Justice Fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations that challenges the over-reliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.
Fellows receive funding through the following categories:
There are two Media Fellowship tracks: Track I, which is for new and emerging media
makers; and Track II, which is for more experienced individuals, i.e. those with at least ten (10) years of full-time work as a media maker.
Host Organizations for Advocacy Fellows:
There are two Advocacy Fellowship tracks: Track I, which is for people at the earlier stages of their careers in the field of criminal justice reform and who demonstrate the potential to develop into leaders in the field; and Track II, which is for more experienced individuals with a proven record of achievement and expertise.
All projects must, at a minimum, relate to one or more of the following U.S. criminal justice reform goals: reducing the number of people who are incarcerated or under correctional control, challenging extreme punishment, and promoting fairness and accountability in our systems of justice.
Applications are strongly encouraged for projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of the intersection of criminal justice issues with the particular needs of low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and children, and those otherwise disproportionately affected by harsh criminal justice policies, as well as applications for projects that cut across various criminal justice fields and related sectors, such as education, health and mental health, housing, and employment.
GrantWatch ID#: 161096
Individuals can apply for one of two awards in each category, depending on the applicant’s level of experience.
Advocacy Fellowships: Advocacy Track I comes with an award of $94,500. Advocacy Track II comes with an award of $127,500 over 18 months.
Media Fellowships: The award for Media Track I is $63,000. The award for Media Track II is $85,000.
These award amounts are all-inclusive. We do not provide additional funds for project-related expenses (however, any costs associated with attending fellowship related conferences, gatherings or meetings organized by the fellowships program may be covered).
Media Fellowships are 12 months in duration and can begin anytime between July and November 2020.
Fellowships are 18 months in duration and can begin anytime between July and November 2020.
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. Fellows cannot be full-time students during their fellowships.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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