The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to $10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle/Near East, and South Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.
The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan,Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
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
- Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
- Medical Sciences
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 Ph.D. program, are ineligible. Students must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home country.
Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.
Further details regarding the program, and guidelines for applying, and the paper application may be found on the OSF
Website at: www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/global_supplementary/guidelines
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas.
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 two separate applications.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 15, 2012.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 21, 2012.
Late applications will be automatically disqualified.
Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail must be postmarked by April 15 and should be sent to the New York address below. Applications for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by May 21 and sent to the London address below.Alternately, applications may be submitted online or sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.
Global Supplementary Grant Program -North
Open Society Foundations
1700 Broadway, 17th FL
New York, NY 10019
America Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE