Inclusive Education Scholarship Program

Inclusive Education Scholarship Program

The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for an 18-month master of education degree.

The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead reform of education policy and practice in their home countries. 

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that scholars will deepen their understanding of all aspects of inclusion and play active roles in devising and implementing inclusive practices and policies. 

Eligibility Criteria

The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  • be a citizen and legal resident of Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, or Zimbabwe at the time of application
  • have work experience in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive education
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field—degree must be awarded by application deadline
  • have demonstrated leadership in the field of education
  • be proficient in spoken and written English and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in Summer 2017
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August 2017
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit to the United States
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing inclusive education in their national contexts

The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Ineligibility Criteria

Employees of the Open Society Foundations and employees of local administering organizations (and their immediate family members) who are directly involved in the administration of scholarships are not eligible, nor are individuals receiving other Open Society Foundations–funded support during the scholarship period.

Guidelines

For further details, see complete guidelines and submit an application online, or contact the appropriate regional coordinator below.

Residents of Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Mr. Jehoshaphat Njau
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 002, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6345
Email: [email protected]
Website: chr.up.ac.za

Residents of Argentina, Peru

Prof. Francisco Bariffi
Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Derechos Humanos
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Calle 25 de Mayo 2855. 8º piso
Mar del Plata, CP 7600, Argentina
Tel-Fax: +54-223-491-1376
Email: [email protected]
Website: redcdpd.net

Residents of China, Czech Republic, Ukraine

Lesha Greene
Open Society Foundations
Scholarship Programs
224 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019 USA
Tel: +1-212-548-0107
Email: [email protected]