The Civil Society Scholar Awards 2016 -2017

Deadline:  15 February 2016
Open to: doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
Scholarship: covers university fees, monthly stipend, program-related travel and accident and sickness insurance

Description

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

The awards support activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.

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.

Eligibility

The awards are open to the following academic populations:

  • doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
  • full-time faculty members teaching at universities in their home country

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.

Applicants may not request grant assistance for the following:

  • federal and/or state taxes
  • computer hardware, software or other computer-related equipment
  • automobile-related expenses
  • tuition/academic fees if the activity is not for the first year of a doctoral program
  • conference attendance which is not part of a larger research project
  • applications from more than one individual

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.

Applicants with permanent resident status, dual citizenship, and/or asylum seekers in Australia, Canada, European Union, New Zealand, Nordic Countries, or the United States are not eligible to apply.

Students or faculty currently enrolled in master’s degree programs are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship

  • Project duration: between two to nine months
  • Eligible dates: August 1, 2016–August 31, 2017
  • Maximum funding requests: $10,000 for doctoral students; $15,000 for faculty members

The awards support short-term, international academic projects, such as: fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international research collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.

Requests for support for first-year tuition and fees only will be considered on the basis of a clearly demonstrated need from doctoral students who have gained admission to universities outside of their home country.

Application

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2016. Interested applicants must complete and submit an online or paper CSLA application in English to be considered for CSLA support.

  • Online application – All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. To apply online please register HERE, and then follow instructions;
  • Paper applications – may be accessed HERE or by contacting one of the local administrative offices (see list in the official Guidelines).

For more information please read the official Guidelines or follow the official website.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  cssa@infoscholar.org

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