The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have established a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S. The fellowship program targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new and innovative organizations in the field of black male achievement.

The BMA Fellowship will include startup capital and technical assistance for more than 18 months, to help new leaders launch and build their organizations; access to technical support and pro bono partnerships; and a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders.

The deadline for applications for applying is Jan. 9. Up to eight fellows will be selected.­

The fellowship will run for 18 months beginning July 1 and will offer: a stipend of $70,000; a health insurance stipend; a professional development stipend; professional and organizational development conferences; a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders — including the Open Society and Echoing Green networks of alumni working all over the world.

For additional information, visit echoinggreen.org/bma-fellowship#Campaign