The Network Scholarship Programs Department of the Open Society Institute is pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia. 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, 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 2003/2004 application form. Renewal grants will be competed 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 grants.
In addition, in no case may an applicant request grant assistance for the support of an accompanying child or spouse.
1. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia.
2. Members of Roma community are encouraged to apply.
3. Candidates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application;
4. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written language of their host institution;
5. 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.
Application and Deadlines:
For students pursuing Ph.D. in North America, Asia, Australia:
April 1, 2002.
For students pursuing Ph.D. in Western Europe: June 1, 2002.
Please mail applications to the address below or to your local Soros office. Be sure to leave sufficient time for applications to get to us, as mail systems can be slow.
Network Scholarship Programs
Global Supplementary Grant Program
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
If you have any questions about the program, you may contact your local coordinator (Katarína Koubeková, email@example.com) or the program staff at:
Tel: (1-212) 548-0175
Fax: (1-212) 548-4652