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Offer: OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program for Post-Doctoral studies

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
GLOBAL SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT PROGRAM (GSGP)
2011 - 2012

Program Description:
The Open Society Scholarship Programs is pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from select countries of 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 full-time doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

Each award will provide partial funding for one year of full-time doctoral study. Recipients of GSGP grants will have the option to re-apply for an additional two awards after the original grant. Applicants seeking grant renewals must submit a new application for each renewal year. The total number of years a recipient may hold a GSGP grant is three years. Grantees applying for their second or third awards will compete with the other renewal applicants each year. A second or third grant is therefore not guaranteed. Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program at an accredited university are eligible to apply.

Grants are provided to help cover costs in the following categories:
1. Tuition and fees – not to exceed 50% of tuition and fees per academic year;
2. Living expenses – students who have succeeded in funding their tuition, either through scholarships or tuition waivers, are eligible for housing and living funds;
3. Other – students who have secured all necessary funds but cannot afford additional expenses, such as travel to/from their host country, books, materials, health insurance, etc., are eligible for additional funds. Only applicants with confirmed financial support from additional sources will receive supplementary grants.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic record, merit of the proposed study, applicant’s long-term goals, and financial need. For the academic year 2011-2012 grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $10,000

In no case may applicants request grant assistance for the support of:
1. accompanying child/children or spouse;
2. federal and/or state taxes;
3. computer hardware, software or other computer-related equipment;
4. automobile-related expenses of any type.

As part of the grant package, finalists of the program will be invited by the Open Society Foundations to attend an annual GSGP Spring conference in the Spring of 2012. Travel costs from grantees’ host universities in North America and accommodation will be covered by the Open Society Foundations.

http://www.soros.org/

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