Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications:  Soros Justice Fellowships (deadline: October 22, 2014)

We wanted to make sure that you received word of our latest call for applications for the Soros Justice Fellowships, a program that annually funds 14 – 18 outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. This year, fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Whether you know of particular individuals whom you think would be promising candidates or circulate the call more generally, we trust that there are advocates, activists, journalists, researchers, and others with distinctive and important voices within your networks who would benefit from this opportunity.  To learn more about our most recent cohort of fellows, go here.

Fellows receive funding through the following two categories:

Advocacy:  For lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Advocacy Fellowships come with a stipend of $75,000 – $105,000 for 18 months (plus eligible for additional funds for health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and professional development).

Media:  For writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues. Media Fellowships come with a stipend of $50,000 – $70,000 for 12 months (plus eligible for additional funds for health insurance and project expenses).

For further information and links to our guidelines and online application, go to:  

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