Apply to the Civil Society Leadership Awards 2017-18 (Fully Funded)

Apply to the Civil Society Leadership Awards 2017-18 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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 master’s degree study in the following fields at host universities across the world:

  • Communications and media
  • Culture, history, and society
  • Development studies
  • Economics
  • Education management and leadership
  • Environment and natural resource management
  • Human rights and/or gender studies
  • Law (including human rights law)
  • Politics and international studies
  • Public health policy and health management
  • Public policy and administration
  • Social work and social policy

Awards

Successful applicants will receive the following support:

  • Tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
  • Program-related travel;
  • Accident and sickness insurance during the program;
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development;
  • Attendance at a regional grantee conference;
  • Pre-academic preparation via summer schools.

Eligibility

Applicant must

  • Be a citizen of an eligible country: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan;
  • Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential;
  • Have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying;
  • Have proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German, or French) at a level required for admission by partner universities, as evidenced by standardized language test scores;
  • Be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in July or August 2017 and start their degree program in August or September 2017;
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country;
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development.

Application Process

For more information, visit Civil Society Leadership Awards.

Share