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Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship


The Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships will support activists, aged 21 to 35, who want to implement a project that advances decolonization and climate justice in Puerto Rico.


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. Puerto Rico continues to struggle with the complexities of colonialism and the socioeconomic consequences of a U.S. imposed Fiscal Oversight Board. Young people continue to be on the frontlines working to protect essential services—including the University of Puerto Rico—as part of the fiscal plans that will define Puerto Rico’s future. With the motive to continue supporting social and political movements led by young people, the Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the third Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship.

The duration of the fellowship is 18 continuous months starting in January 2023 (January 2023–June 2024). 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 on or before July 15, 2022 (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. Part 3 (Recommendation from the community) 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

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Download the complete guidelines and application.

Download the letter of intent instructions. 

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