04.03.2010.Open Society Institute - Global Supplementary Grant Program
The Open Society Institute offers supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.
The Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is available to citizens of the following: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and 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 PhD program, are ineligible.
Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 2, 2010.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is June 10, 2010.
Applications will not be accepted after the appropriate deadline. Late applications will be automatically disqualified.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System which may be found at www.soros.org/grants/oas.
Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-NA or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.
Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail (application available for download below) must be postmarked by April 2, 2010, and may be sent to the following New York address:
Global Supplementary Grant Program -North America
Open Society Institute
1700 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, NY 10019
Applications for GSGP Europe (application available for download below) must be postmarked by June 10, 2010, and sent to the following London address:
Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
Alternately, applications may also be sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.
GSGP 2010-2011 Europe Application PDF Document - 83K
GSGP 2010-2011 North America Application PDF Document - 192K