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Scholarship: Global Supplementary Grant Program, Open Society Foundation‏

Global Supplementary Grant Program Guidelines

The Open Society Foundations offer supplementary grants to students from select countries of Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle 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 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, 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 include:

Business Administration/Management Training
Computer Science
Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
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 PhD 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.

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.
Application Process

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System which may be found at

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

Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail (application available for download below) must be postmarked by April 15, 2012, and may be sent to the following New York address:

Global Supplementary Grant Program -North America
Open Society Institute-New York
1700 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Russell Koff, Program Coordinator:

Applications for GSGP Europe (application available for download below) must be postmarked by May 21, 2012, and sent to the following London address:

Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
Scholarship Programs
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom
Contact: Margareta Mamaliga, Program Manager:

For those applicants from Russia, questions should be directed to the relevant contact people in New York and London as outlined above. Applications for Russian candidates should also be sent to the offices above.

For all other countries, applications can be sent to the addresess above or to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.