Deadline: 31 March 2017
The Open Society Foundations invite applications for its Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) supporting 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.
The awards support activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.
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 fields.
- Maximum funding requests: $10,000 for doctoral students; $15,000 for faculty members
- Project duration: between two and nine months
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 teaching at universities in their home country
Applicants may not request grant assistance for the following:
- federal and/or state taxes
- computer hardware, software or other computer-related equipment
- automobile-related expenses
- tuition/academic fees if the activity is not for the first year of a doctoral program
- conference attendance which is not part of a larger research project
- applications from more than one individual
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download application form from the given website.
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.
For more information, please visit Civil Society Scholar Awards.