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
- 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
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.
- 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.
- All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the CSLA scholarship online. Please register and then follow the instructions;
- Paper Application: Paper applications may be accessed here or by contacting one of the local administrative offices. Please download the application form in Word before completing or printing.
- Read application guidelines.
For more information, visit Civil Society Leadership Awards.