Open Society Foundation Global Supplementary Grant Program for International students

Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP)

Course(s) Offered: Humanities, Social Sciences
Course Level: Postgraduate (Doctorate)
Provider: Open Society Foundations
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The Open Society Foundations offer supplementary grants to students from select countries of Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle East, and South Asia.

The purpose of the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

The Open Society Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2012 – 2013 academic year.

The Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is available to nationals of the countries listed below.

GSGP grants are for students pursuing doctorate degrees only. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a PhD program, are ineligible.

Ineligibility Criteria:
Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study include:
  • Business Administration/Management Training
  • Computer Science
  • Finance/Banking/Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Sciences
Eligible groups
Citizens of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Participating Institutions
Accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America

Fields of study
Doctoral level studies in the humanities and social sciences

Scholarship benefits
This is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.

Method of Application
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online using the official grant Online Application System. Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-North America or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

It is important download the GSGP Europe Application 2012-13 (Application for applicants studying in Europe only) or the GSGP North America + Rest of World - 2012-2013 Application Form (Application for applicants studying in North America + Rest of the World only); and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying to this scholarship program

The deadline for students pursuing a PhD in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 15, 2012. The deadline for students pursuing a PhD in Europe is May 21, 2012.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. It awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year.

Application Deadline: 15 April / 21 May 2012
Open to International students: Yes

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