Open Society Foundation is offering Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) Program. Awards are available for fully funded master’s degree study at universities participating in the CSLA program. The application deadline is September 15, 2015.

Brief Description: The 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.

Award Includes: Successful applicants will receive the following support:
-Tuition and mandatory university fees
-Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
-Program-related travel
-Accident and sickness insurance during the program
-Funds for educational materials and professional development
-All costs associated with an annual student conference
-Possible internship support
-Pre-university academic program in July or August that prepares finalist for the rigors of graduate level academic study.

Study Program: Awards are available for pursuing master degree study at host universities across the world.

Study Major: Awards are available in the following fields: Communications & Media, Culture, History & Society, Development Studies, Economics, Education Management & Leadership, Environment & Natural Resource, Management, Gender Studies, Law & Human Rights, Politics & International Studies, Public Health & Health Management, Public Policy & Administration and Social Work & Social Policy.

Host Organization: Universities participating in CSLA program

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Awards are open for citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Governing Body: Open Society Foundation

Application Procedure: Interested applicants must complete and submit an online or paper CSLA application in English to be considered for CSLA support. Please note that some universities require a separate application for graduate study at that institution. In these cases, OSF will notify candidates and assist with the university application process.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submitting all application materials is September 15, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.