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The Open Society Foundation is offering Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects. The Scholarship program’s Civil Society Scholar award will be provided on the basis of scholars outstanding academic record while undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region
Civil Society Scholars awards, Scholars will be selected by the foundation on the criteria that scholars have excellence academic record as well as their active participation and contribution to local communities, their potential to champion open society values in their home regions, and their ability strengthen critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.
The application deadline for the Open Society Foundation Civil Society Scholar awards is July 20, 2020.
The Civil Society Scholar award has a maximum funding request of $15,000
We look to support academic research conducted within any field of the social sciences and humanities, but will prioritize research which specifically addresses pressing societal issues within the following themes, broadly defined:
- Defense against rising authoritarianism
- Sustainable development, climate action, and mitigating the effects of climate change
- Economic justice and worker rights
- Information democracy
- Addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an applicant’s home country or region
Degree Level: Doctorate (Ph.D.)
Project duration: between 3 and 10 months
Eligible dates: March 1, 2021—December 31, 2021
Location: Candidates Home Country
Requirements and Eligibility Criteria
The awards are open to the following academic scholars: Applicants applying for the Scholarship program’s Civil Society Scholar award must be
doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
Candidates must be nationals of any of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country
How to Apply for Open Society Foundation Civil Society Scholar Awards
Applicants are strongly advised to see the closing deadline July 22, 2020.
Applicants are strongly advised to submit their application online (link is provided below).
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