Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship
Note: Due to complications related to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline has been extended to Friday, April 3, 2020.
Puerto Rico is witnessing a historic moment, as young people continue to call out their government’s abandonment of the country’s most vulnerable communities. Responding to the recent earthquakes, as well as the government’s inadequate efforts to support those without secure housing, young people continue to organize to defend the rights of their communities. With the motive to continue supporting social and political movements led by young people, Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the second year of the Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship.
The duration of the fellowship is 18 continuous months starting in August 2020 (approx. August 2020–February 2022). Recipients of the fellowship will receive $45,000, structured to cover project related costs as well as a living stipend.
To apply, please attach a copy of your resume and your letter of intent, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 3, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT).
- Curriculum vitae, resume or biography: no more than two pages
- Letter of intent: You must complete Part 1 (Table of Questions) and Part 2 (Essay, Video, or Voice note) of the letter of intent. If you are applying for a part-time project, you must complete Part 3. Please refer to the letter of intent document for more information.
For more information, please download the guidelines and application document below. For further inquiries, please contact the Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship team at email@example.com.
Informational Conference Call
For more information about the 2019 Fellows as well as information about the eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply, join our conference call on March 27, 2020.
Date: March 27
Time: 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Call-in number: +1-800-747-5150
Call-in code: 2797188#
Download the complete guidelines and application. (Updated: March 17, 2020)
Download the letter of intent instructions.
Anna Margarita2020Anna Margarita (pronouns: she, her, hers) is co-founder of Caribana Coop, a worker-owned co-op which seeks to create spaces and tools to reimagine our education and our economic, social and land relations.
Camil Libertá Valentín Arce2020Camil Libertá Valentín Arce (pronouns: she, her, hers) will develop Amarilla, a workshop and community garden offering resources for a more dignified life to the disadvantaged in Aguadilla through art and agroecology.
Cristian Eduardo Martínez Medina2020Cristian Eduardo Martínez Medina (pronouns: he, him, his) will develop Escuela de Liderazgo Político y Comunitario, a project seeking to support a community space for young Black leaders in Yabucoa.
Cristian J. Laracuente Vázquez2020Cristian J. Laracuente Vázquez (pronouns: he, him, his) will lead Taller Lumpen, a project developing street art as a tool for education and socialization of essential resources to combat inequality in Mayagüez.
Edrimael Delgado Reyes2020Edrimael Delgado Reyes (pronouns: he, him, his) will develop interdisciplinary spaces for the LGBTQ+ community in Puerto Rico through LaBoriVogue, an experimental laboratory that uses vogue as an agent of individual transformation and collective justice.
Jesef Reyes Morales2020Jesef Reyes Morales (pronouns: he, him, his) will develop Semillas de Apoyo Mutuo en Utuado, a project to promote food sovereignty and local organizing for the agricultural workers in Tetuán, a community in Utuado.
Jun Díaz González2020Jun Díaz González (pronouns: he, they, theirs) will lead Flor de Loto, a mentorship project focusing on human rights and LGBTI youth in the area and surrounding communities of Caguas.
Luis Mi Rodríguez-Rodríguez2020Luis Mi Rodríguez-Rodríguez (pronouns: they, her, hers) will create content for the LGBTQ+ community through Pólvora Colectiva Cuir, a digital media collective generating safe spaces for discussion and debate within queer communities.
María José2020María José (pronouns: she/her, they/them) will develop House of Grace, a transfeminist antiracist collective promoting mutual aid, economic justice, and artistic development for trans feminine non-binary individuals of color.