The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.
Application Deadline: 15th May, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
To be taken at (country): Host countries
Fields of Study: Awards are available in the following fields at host universities across the world:
About the Award: CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.
Competition for the Civil Society Leadership Awards is open and merit-based. Selection is based on an applicant’s fit with the program’s objectives as well the graduate admissions criteria of the participating universities. Academic excellence, professional aptitude, leadership potential in the field of specialization, proven commitment to open society values, and appropriate language proficiency are all important factors in evaluation.
All eligible applicants will be reviewed by an international selection committee. The proposed field of study should be logical for the goals expressed in the essays, and the application itself should be organized and complete. Compelling candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of university representatives, CSLA staff, and partner organization representatives, such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Type: Master’s (degree study)
Eligibility: CSLA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Selection Criteria: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded. Successful applicants will receive the following support:
Duration of Scholarship: Duration of course
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online if possible using the Open Society Foundations grant portal, an online platform. To apply online, please register on the portal and then follow instructions.
Paper applications may be accessed in the Download Files section of this page. Please download the application form before completing or printing, and review the accompanying materials before submitting your application.
If you are applying in French, you must download and email or mail in an application form. Please consult How to Apply for further information.
If you have further questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions.
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