Open Society Fellowship

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition: New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.
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Inclusive Education Scholarship Program

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/right-education-inclusive-settings-20150519

The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from Kenya for an 18-month master of education degree. (Also those from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and other selected countries in Africa and Latin America.)

The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead reform of education policy and practice in their home countries.

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that scholars will deepen their understanding of all aspects of inclusion and play active roles in devising and implementing inclusive practices and policies.

Eligibility Criteria

The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  • be a citizen and legal resident of Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, or Zimbabwe at the time of application
  • have work experience in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive education
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field—degree must be awarded by application deadline
  • have demonstrated leadership in the field of education
  • be proficient in spoken and written English and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in Summer 2017
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August 2017
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit to the United States
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing inclusive education in their national contexts

The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Ineligibility Criteria
Employees of the Open Society Foundations and employees of local administering organizations (and their immediate family members) who are directly involved in the administration of scholarships are not eligible, nor are individuals receiving other Open Society Foundations–funded support during the scholarship period.

Guidelines

For further details, see complete guidelines and submit an application online, or contact the appropriate regional coordinator below.

Residents of Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Mr. Jehoshaphat Njau
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 002, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6345
Email: jehoshaphat.njau@up.ac.za
Website: chr.up.ac.za