The Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowships supports young individuals proposing projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Deadline

March 2, 2022

Contact

Open Society Foundations
sorosjusticefellowships@opensocietyfoundations.org

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Government, Law, and Policy

Citizenship

US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, Undocumented, Non-US Citizenships

Location

Domestic

Endorsement Required

No

Award Amount

$57,500 for 18-month projects

Age Limit

18-25

Description

There are three different fellowship categories to apply for. Advocacy, Media, and Youth Activist.

Youth Activist Fellowships support projects that address some aspect of the U.S. criminal justice system. Projects can range from public education and training to grassroots organizing and policy advocacy to social media campaigns and other forms of creative communications. Youth Activist Fellowships must be undertaken in partnership with a host organization. Projects can be full-time or part-time and 12 or 18 months in duration. Youth Activist Fellowships come with an award of $57,500 for full-time, 18-month projects (the award is pro-rated for part-time or 12-month projects). Visit the Open Society Foundation website for details on project eligibility.