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15,000 PhD Scholarship in the Fields of Social Sciences and Humanities Provided by Open Society Foundation

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15,000 PhD Scholarship in the Fields of Social Sciences and Humanities Provided by Open Society Foundation

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Open Society Foundation is offering scholarships to international doctoral students and university faculty in support of international academic mobility. The program aims at enabling access to resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

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

Amount of Scholarship

Maximum funding requests: $15,000

Eligibility Criteria

The awards are open to the following academic populations:

  1. doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
  2. full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country
  3. Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: 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, or Yemen.
  4. Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to: law, justice, and governance; sustainable development and natural resource management; economic rights and empowerment of the poor; public health, social work and community development; new media law and policy; inclusive education; post-conflict studies; and human rights.  

Ineligibility Criteria

  1. Ineligible fields include: business administration, management training, computer science, finance/banking, marketing, engineering, hard sciences (physics, biology, chemistry, etc.), mathematics, medical sciences, or teaching English as a foreign language/language instruction.
  2. Applicants with permanent resident status or dual citizenship in Australia, Canada, the European Union, New Zealand, Nordic countries, or the United States are not eligible to apply.
  3. Students or faculty currently enrolled in master’s degree programs are not eligible to apply.


Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Human Rights, Health, Law

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Law and Human Rights
Educational Level
Master, Ph.D
Required Languages
Arabic, English
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