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OSI Announces Fellowships for 'Idea Entrepreneurs'

March 26, 2008

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The New York City-based Open Society Institute, a private grantmaking and operating foundation created by George Soros, has announced a new fellowship program "to enable outstanding individuals from around the world to pursue projects that will inspire meaningful debate and shape public policy."

From the e-release:

"The Open Society Fellowship will award $2 million in 2008 to scholars, journalists, activists and others working on national security; citizenship, membership and marginalization; authoritarianism; and new strategies and tools for advocacy.

" 'The Open Society fellows will be idea entrepreneurs,' said George Soros, founder and chairman of OSI. 'The fellowship will generate new thinking to tackle some of the most pressing questions of our day.'

"Fellows’ projects may include books, articles, documentary films, online media, and efforts to seed new campaigns and organizations. OSI seeks fellows who will engage with its staff and inform its thinking.

"OSI will provide fellows with competitive stipends and communications assistance, and will integrate them into its networks of partners and grantees. Most fellowships will be awarded for one year."

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, visit: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/fellowship.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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