OSF-SA Open Society Foundation for Sout1h Africa 25 Years Commemorative Shweshwe Scholarships and Fellowships
#OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships and Fellowships2018-08-07T15:05:16+00:00

#OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships and Fellowships

This year, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa.

In 1979 George Soros launched a scholarship programme for black South African students to study at the University of Cape Town.  Today, the Open Society Foundations have awarded scholarships to more than 15 000 scholars around the world.

OSF-SA opened in 1993. OSF-SA is committed to promoting and enabling new and young voices to contribute to protecting and enhancing South Africa’s young democracy.

To commemorate 25 years of grant-making in South Africa, OSF-SA will be awarding 25 Commemorative Open Society Scholarships and Fellowships in 2018.

These will be awarded in three categories:

#OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships

15 scholarships for individuals of colour (under the age of 35) for advanced study in the social sciences and humanities at a South African tertiary institution.

Application details:

This is an open application process. For more information, and to apply online, click here. Successful applicants will be publicly announced at #OpenSoceitySA25 Commemorative Lecture on 30 November 2018.

#OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Fellowships

5 fellowships to support emerging public leaders to pursue projects, applied research, and initiatives that seek to address contemporary socio-economic and political issues in South Africa.

Application details:

Please note this is not an open application process. The Fellows will be publicly announced at the #OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Lecture on 30 November 2018

#OpenSocietySA25 Investigative Journalism Fellowship Programme

5 journalists of colour, under the age of 35, will be selected to participate in formal investigative journalism training through leading schools of journalism in South Africa. The Investigative Journalism Fellowship will run over 3 years, and support up to 5 journalists per year.

Application details:

Details of this programme and application process will be announced at the #OpenSociety25 Commemorative Lecture on 30 November 2018.

For more information about the work of OSF-SA please visit the following links: