Soros Justice Fellowships

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to implement innovative projects that advance the efforts of the Open Society Foundations to reform the U.S. criminal justice system. The foundations seek to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and harsh punishment, and ensuring a fair and equitable system of justice.

Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships fund outstanding individuals—including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, activist academics, and others with important perspectives—to initiate innovative policy advocacy projects at the local, state, and national levels.

Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinct voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional and national markets that engage the public and spur debate.

Fellowships are 18 months in duration, may be implemented in conjunction with a host organization, and can begin in either April or September.

Award Details

Duration: 18 months

Additional qualifications: Must have at least two years of relevant experience, which may include full-time and part-time employment, paid or unpaid internships, longer-term experience working with nonprofits, or other pertinent experience.