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Global Supplementary Grant Program

Deadline: 08.06.2009.

Scholarship administrator: Institut za razvoj obrazovanja
Level: doctoral
Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities
Place of study: Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, Middle /Near East

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Global Supplementary Grant Program 2009-2010

The Open Society Institute's Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2009 – 2010 academic year.  GSGP offers supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia.  The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, 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. Ineligible fields of study include:

  • Business Administration/Management Training
  • Computer Science
  • Finance/Banking/Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Sciences

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 Ph.D. program, are ineligible.

Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources. 

Further details regarding the program and guidelines for applying may be found in the application form for the Global Supplementary Grant Program 2009-2010.  The paper application is available below (in PDF format). Applicants may also apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas.


  • The application deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 2, 2009.
  • The application deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is June 8, 2009.

Applications will not be accepted after the appropriate deadline. Late applications will be automatically disqualified. 

Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail must be postmarked by April 2nd and may be sent to the New York address below. 

Applications for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by June 8th and sent to the London address below.

Global Supplementary Grant Program - North America
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
Network Scholarship Programs
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom

Completed applications for both GSGP North American and GSGP Europe can also be submitted by post or in person to the Institute for the Development of Education (address below) and must reach the Institute by April 2/June 8, 2009 at the latest (i.e. not postmarked by those dates!).

Institute for the Development of Education
Preradovićeva 33/I, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: 01/4817-195
E-mail: tfarnell@iro.hr 
Contact person: Thomas Farnell



GSGP Application form_America, Asia, Australia, Mid. East_ONLY (141 kb)
GSGP Application form_Europe_ONLY (243 kb)


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