The Open Society Foundations offers supplementary grants to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle East/North Africa, and South Asia. The program enables qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
The Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is available to nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, 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.
Other ineligible fields of study include:
- Business Administration/Management Training
- Computer Science
- Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
- Medical Sciences
- Fine and performing arts
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 and not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online.
Please note the different deadlines. The deadline for the GSGP North America award is April 1, 2013, and the deadline for GSGP Europe is May 21, 2013. An extended deadline of April 22, 2013 has been set for Bhutanese applicants only who are studying at Asian, Australian, North American, or Middle Eastern Universities.
Please note that the Online Application System for GSGP Europe applicants will be available by the end of January. Please kindly check the website regularly.
Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-North America or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent where they are studying.
For more information, please download the appropriate application at the left.
Questions regarding the application can be sent to: email@example.com.