Deadline: 15 September 2015
The Open Society Foundation is calling applications for 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.
Awards are available for master’s degree study in the following fields at host universities across the world:
- communications and media
- culture, history, and society
- development studies
- education management and leadership
- environment and natural resource management
- gender studies
- law and human rights
- politics and international studies
- public health and health management
- public policy and administration
- social work and social policy
- CSLA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Eligible Countries – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
- Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- be a citizen of an eligible country
- demonstrate maturity, flexibility and civil society leadership potential
- have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying
- have proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German, or French) at the desired university program, as evidenced by standardized language test scores
- be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in July or August 2016 and start their degree program in August or September 2016
- be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country
- demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development
Applications and all supporting materials should be submitted via email by the deadline.
For more information, visit this link.