Leadership in Government Fellowship 2022 at Open Society Foundations

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The Open Society-U.S. will award individual grants to former senior-level government officials and staff who have played a significant role in advancing social change.

The Open Society Foundations’ Leadership in Government Fellowship Program was founded in 2016 to support former senior-level government staff in the United States who have recently left public service and have played a significant role in advancing social change from within government in the United States at the city, county, tribal, state, and federal levels.

They are interested in public sector leaders that have a deep interest in using this fellowship opportunity to reflect on their time in government and to undertake a project that advances policy ideas and inserts their unique perspectives about making change from within government into the public dialogue.

The fellowship is part of a larger effort within Open Society-U.S. and the Open Society Foundations to invest in new voices that inform and challenge collective thinking about advancing open society in the United States.


  • Fellows will receive a stipend in a general range of $100,000 to $140,000 depending on percentage of time committed to the project. Projects are either 12 or 18 months in duration.


  • Open to former U.S. senior-level government officials and staff who have played a significant role in advancing social change.
  • All projects must relate to one or more of Open Society-U.S.’s areas of focus. Projects can focus on a particular issue or cut across broad areas of interest.
  • In addition, this year, they ask that applicants demonstrate how their expertise and proposed fellowship work is connected to the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing the United States today, including the COVID-19 pandemic, democracy reform, climate change, and/or racial justice.

How To Apply

Download and review the complete guidelines provided. Completed applications must be submitted by November 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit Open Society Foundations

Application Deadline: November 22, 2021

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