civilThe Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.

Awards are available for master’s degree study in the following fields at host universities across the world:

  • communications and media
  • culture, history, and society
  • development studies
  • economics
  • education management and leadership
  • environment and natural resource management
  • human rights and/or gender studies
  • law (including human rights law)
  • politics and international studies
  • public health policy and health management
  • public policy and administration
  • social work and social policy

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of an eligible country: Azerbaijan,Belarus,Cambodia,Democratic Republic of Congo,Egypt,Equatorial, Guinea,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Laos,Libya,Myanmar/Burma,Republic of Congo,South Sudan,Sudan,Syria,Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan
  • Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
  • Have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying
  • Have proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German, or French) at a level required for admission by partner universities, as evidenced by standardized language test scores
  • Be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in July or August 2017 and start their degree program in August or September 2017
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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