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The Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network website is designed to provide easy access to Open Society Institute and Soros foundation news, articles, publications, events, grant information, and more. The site is primarily organized around "initiatves," which are formal efforts set forth by OSI to support areas of work on a regional or network-wide-basis. Initiatives include grantmaking and operating programs, as well as fellowships and scholarships, and they are categorized in the site by "issue" and "region." Initiatives can be accessed by pulldowns at the bottom of every page. For more information, please see the site map.

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