|Deadline: May 15, 2019||Institution(s): —|
|Level of Study: Masters||Study in: New York, USA|
Civil Society Leadership Awards Scholarship 2019:
The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide a 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.
Based in New York, was founded in 1979 by George Soros and runs its organization alongside his deputy Leonard Benardo and its president, Patrick Gaspard. The organization has provided many grants throughout the years and has given many opportunities to many young people around the world to build a better society. Over the past 36 years, it has funded over $ 14 billion for many educational programs ranging from health and medicine to education, business development and project management, targeting the most ambitious and most needed young people around the world.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Master’s Degree Programme in the following areas:
• Communications, Journalism & Media
• Culture, History & Society
• Development Studies
• Education Management & Leadership
• Environment & Natural Resource Management
• Gender Studies
• Human Rights
• Law (including Human Rights law)
• Politics & International Studies
• Public Health Policy & Health Management
• Public Policy & Administration
• Social Work & Social Policy
CSLA grantees will receive financial and administrative support for the following: pre-academic preparation via summer schools; program-related travel; tuition and mandatory university fees; monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses; accident and sickness insurance during the program; funds for educational materials and professional development; attendance at a regional Scholarship Programs conference; accommodations during the application process and the duration of the grant for applicants with disabilities.
EGYPT, SYRIA, SUDAN, LIBYA, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a citizen of an eligible country
• Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
• Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before 15 May 2019 and an excellent academic record
• Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area
• Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities
• Be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2020 and start their degree program in August or September 2020
• 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
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.