2015-2016 Civil Society Leadership Awards for Social Change Agents.

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DEADLINE:Monday December 15, 2014.
The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) for the 2015- 2016 academic year.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. CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.
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.CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.

Awards are available for MA degree study in the following fields at universities participating in the  Civil Society Leadership Awards  program:
  • Development Studies
  • Public Health & Health Management
  • Education Management & Leadership
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Environment & Natural Resource Management
  • Social Work & Social Policy
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Select Humanities & Social Sciences
ELIGIBILITY:
Civil Society Leadership Awards are available to citizens of the following countries:
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Cambodia
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Laos
  • Libya
  • Republic of Congo
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a citizen of an eligible country;
• Demonstrate maturity, flexibility and leadership potential;
• Have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying;
• Have proficiency in the language of instruction ( English 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 2015 and start their degree program in August or September 2015;
• Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country; and
• Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development
How to Apply:

  • Applicants must complete the CSLA application to be considered for CSLA support. Please note that some universities require a separate application for graduate study at that institution.
  • In these cases, OSF will notify candidates and assist with the university application process.
  • The CSLA program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Award decisions are open and merit-based.
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