Opportunity at Open Society: Leadership in Government Fellowships 2024. (Fully Funded)

December 16, 2023

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Bursary Description

  • Fully Funded
  • Offered by Open Society Foundations
  • Fellowship
  • Leadership
  • International Students
  • USA
  • 01/31/2024

Scholarship Description:

Are you someone who has worked in high-ranking government positions and is passionate about driving social change? Open Society-U.S. might have an appealing opportunity for you!

The Program:

Launched in 2016, we empower former public servants (city, county, tribal, state, or federal) who recently left after championing social progress.

Ideal Candidates:

Open Society seeks leaders who:

  • Recently exited government service (within the last two years) – especially CEOs or senior management.
  • Challenge the status quo and bring fresh perspectives to social change.
  • Embrace any political background, as long as you’re passionate about progress.

Degree Level:

Opportunity at Open Society: Leadership in Government Fellowships 2024. (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Fellowship level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Leadership

Scholarship Benefits:

Earn While You Shape the Future: Make a difference and get rewarded. Your fellowship stipend starts at $110,000 and can reach $150,000, reflecting the time and dedication you invest in your impactful project.

Eligible Nationalities:

This fellowship is open to students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria for Leadership in Government Fellowships:

Calling all former US government trailblazers! This fellowship seeks public servants who:

  • Led the charge: Recently served in senior-level, full-time roles (CEO, senior management) within the US government (including territories).
  • Ready for impact: Keen to reflect on your service, solve problems, and champion policy change beyond your previous jurisdiction.
  • Voice for change: Passionate about fueling public discourse and shaping a multi-racial democracy.
  • Open minds welcome: All political perspectives encouraged, especially those who challenge conventional thinking about social change.
  • Collaboration is key: Ready to engage with  grantee network and contribute to Open Society-U.S.’s mission.

Application Procedure:

Leadership in Government Fellowships are calling former US government leaders like you! Dive into this transformative journey by:

  • Downloading the guidelines: Get the roadmap to your impact (it’s a PDF!).
  • Applying by January 31st: Don’t let the 11:59 EST deadline slip away!
  • Registering: Share your basic info and be a part of this powerful network.
  • Reflecting on your service: Tell us about your leadership journey in government.
  • Crafting your vision: Submit 10 questions that ignite your passion for change, along with your resume.
  • Connecting and collaborating: Engage with our grantee network and help build a vibrant, multi-racial democracy.


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