Open Society Institute – Global Supplementary Grant Program
Application deadline: April 2, 2007 (for students pursuing ph.d. in North America, Asia, Australia), June 4, 2007 (for students pursuing ph.d. in European Union and Middle/near East)

The Network Scholarship Programs Department of the Open Society Institute is pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in Western Europe, Middle/Near East, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic record, merit of the proposed study, applicant’s long-term goals, and financial need. The grants will provide supplemental funding for one year of study with the option to apply for a second year. Reapplication procedures will be outlined in the 2008/2009 application form. Renewal grants are limited to maximum of three years, will compete with the general pool of applicants and are 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 one of 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 wavers, 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.

Grants will not be provided to cover expenses in all three categories. Only those students with confirmed financial support will receive supplementary grants.

1. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries: Albania, Georgia, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Bosnia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Croatia, Mongolia, Ukraine.
2. Members of the Roma community are encouraged to apply.
3. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written language of their host institution.
4. ONLY those students who have already been awarded partial or full tuition, room and board stipends, or other types of financial aid may apply.
Applicants must provide the fullest possible account of their actual financial situation including copies of financial aid requests to the Host University and any other documents confirming additional financial support. False statements will result in immediate disqualification of the application.

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