NOTE: The Fellowship application period for 2020 has ended.

The OSI-Baltimore’s Community Fellowships Program was established in 1998 to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences, and professional experiences to serve marginalized communities. Now a corps of more than 200 individuals, Baltimore Community Fellows have established some of the most respected and successful initiatives in Baltimore, including Wide Angle Youth Media, Community Law in Action, Thread, Book Thing of Baltimore, Community Conferencing, the Right to Housing Alliance, and Bikemore. Read about our 2019 fellows here.

Beginning in 2020, up to two fellows with a demonstrated interest in addressing issues related to substance use and addiction will be designated as Addiction and Health Equity (AHE) Fellows. Preference will be given to applicants with lived experience of drug use and addiction and those whose proposed work intersects multiple marginalized groups (e.g., substance use policy impacting LGBTQ+ communities, or homeless individuals or people with disabilities). 

Applicants may come from all walks of life, including but not limited to-business management, the arts, law, public health, education, architecture, and engineering. Individuals from underserved communities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fellowship awards are in the amount of $60,000 for a term of 18 months. Each year, up to 10 individuals are awarded a Baltimore Community Fellowship to implement innovative projects that seek to improve the circumstances and capacity of an underserved community in Baltimore City. Applicants may apply for a fellowship to work under the auspices of a nonprofit organization in Baltimore City, or to work independently.

The goals of these fellowships are to encourage public and community service careers, expand the number of mentors and role models available to youth in inner-city neighborhoods, and promote entrepreneurial initiatives that empower communities to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for their residents.

Comunity Fellowship must submit two copies of the application. Complete the online application, or download the application.

Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

If you have questions regarding the application process for the OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship Program, please call Katy Caldwell at (443) 909-7381

Program Staff

Pamela King

Pamela King Director, Community Fellowships Program

Katy Caldwell

Katy Caldwell Program Associate, Community Fellowships Program

Recent Grants

Deborah B. Ramsey
Baltimore Community Fellow

Eliseba K. Osore
Baltimore Community Fellow