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2018 Youth Activist Fellowships Guidelines and Application



The Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowships are the result of a partnership between the Soros Justice Fellowships and the Open Society Foundations' Youth Exchange, which aims to support different parts of the Open Society Foundations network to plan for, engage with, and reflect on their work with young activists to advance their broader strategic goals. The Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowships, in partnership with Open Society's Youth Exchange, will support outstanding individuals aged 18 to 25 to take on projects of their own design 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, 12 or 18 months, and can begin anytime between July and November 2018. /youth Activist Fellowships come with an award of $52,500 for full-time, 18-month projects (the award is pro-rated for part-time or 12-month projects), plus project-related expenses, as well as access to a range of training and professional development opportunities.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Recently Graduated

Age minimum or maximum:*
Minimum and/or maximum age? 18-25

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines
Other: Activism

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

Contact Information: