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Civil Society Scholar Awards 2019 (Funding of upto $15,000)

Civil Society Scholar Awards 2019 (Funding of upto $15,000)

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Civil Society Scholar Awards 2019 is available for applications. The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students as well as university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Civil Society Scholars’ selection is on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and also, to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.


Funding of upto $15,000


  • PhD students of eligible fields studying at universities inside or outside of their home country; or
  • Likewise, full-time faculty members (minimum of a Master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country; who are citizens of: 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 and Yemen.
  • PhD students, for instance, those teaching at their home or other universities, must apply as doctoral students.
  • Moreover, applicants applying as full-time faculty members must have a minimum of  a Master’s degree, be teaching at their home institutions, and cannot be enrolled in a doctoral program
  • Above all, any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible


All applicants need to submit the following documents:

  • Completed Application Form (online application or hard copy);
  • Up to date CV;
  • A detailed budget and timeline of research project, with an explanation of funds’ use
  • Copy of the identification pages of your passport(s) and any current visas;
  • Similarly, scan of current official graduate school transcript (doctoral applicants) or the final transcript of highest degree obtained (for faculty applicants and PhD student applicants in their first year of study); and
  • A letter of invitation from a faculty member or a senior administrator at the institution where your research will take place, if applicable


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline29 March,2019
OrganizerOpen Society Foundations
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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