Honoring America's Immigrant Experience

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides merit-based funding for New Americans, immigrants and children of immigrants, who are poised to make significant contributions to US culture, society and academia.


The application for the 2025 paul & daisy soros fellowships is open

Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.


The financial benefit that Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows receive, empowering them at critical points in their educations to pursue their aspirations.

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The number of Fellows in the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship network as of 2024, each making contributions to the country.

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The number of countries of heritage represented by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows, showcasing the incredible diversity and global perspectives within our community.

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The number of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows selected every year through a free merit-based process that emphasizes creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.

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Our Impact

Fellowship By the Numbers

Our Alumni

Lifelong community of New Americans

Once a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow is selected, they become part of a life-long community connected by the shared experience of being an immigrant or the child of immigrants in pursuit of higher education and growth in their respective fields.

“The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship liberated me from the traditional path I was expected to follow. Unburdened from debt & energized by peers who were taking the road less traveled, I have been able to thrive.”

Shantanu Gaur, 2009 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
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Fellows’ Insights

Making a difference

For centuries, the contributions of immigrants have made our nation stronger. We believe that empowering New Americans with resources to further their education is a benefit for them, and equally a benefit for our nation and society.

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A network of immigrant excellence

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows have pursued careers in medicine, science, law, policy, technology, business, government, non-profits, the arts, academia, and in many cases they have built their career across several sectors.