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Global Supplementary Grant Program

Deadline: 15.04.2012.

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


Global Supplementary Grant Program 2012-2013

The Open Society Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2012 – 2013 academic year.  GSGP offers supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia, the Middle East/Near East, and South Asia.  The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.



The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries:  Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, 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 also include:

  • Business Administration/Management Training
  • Computer Science
  • Finance/Banking/Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Fine or 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 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 forms for GSGP 2012-2013.   The paper application is available below (in PDF format). Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas.

Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-NA or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study.  Applicants applying to universities both in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.



  • The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 15, 2012.
  • The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 21, 2012.

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

Applications for GSGP North America sent by post must be postmarked by April 15 and may be sent to the New York address below.  Applications for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by May 21 and sent to the London address below.

Global Supplementary Grant Program - North America
Open Society Institute
1700 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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

Alternately, completed applications may be submitted to the local OSI scholarships administration centre in Croatia: Institute for the Development of Education (address also below), although in this case applications must reach the Institute by April 15 / May 21 at the latest (i.e. not postmarked by the deadline).

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



GSGP Europe 2012 - Application (349 kb)
GSGP NA and Rest of World 2012 - Application (204 kb)


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