Open Society Foundation Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) 2019/2020 for Doctoral Students & University Faculty.
Application Deadline: March 29th 2019
The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.
Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding
contributions to research or other engagement with local communities,
to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to
strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their
The awards are open to the following academic populations:
- doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
- full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country
Candidates must be citizens of the following
countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo,
Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo,
Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal,
Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria,
Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen.
- Project duration: between two and 12 months
- Project location: projects must take place outside of the country of the applicant’s current residence
- Eligible dates: September 1, 2019–August 31, 2020
- Maximum funding requests: $15,000
for the CSSA awards is merit-based. Selection will be made on the basis
of proven academic excellence, a clear and justifiable need for
international travel to complete the research project, and relevance of
the project to the development of open society in the applicant’s home
Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the visa requirements of
the host country (including the minimum level of funding required)
before applying to the program.
Detailed guidelines on the conditions of these awards are available in the Download Files section.
Applicants are strongly advised to submit their application online.
For those wishing to submit a paper application, an application form
and budget/timeline template can be downloaded from the Download Files
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