Civil Society Scholar Awards

Brief Description

The Scholarship Programs’ Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

The Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic record as well as their active engagement with local communities, their potential to champion open society values in their home regions, and their ability to strengthen critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields. Proposals may include international travel, but this is no longer required.


Eligibility

The awards are open to the following academic populations:

  • doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country

  • full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country

  • Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

Project duration: between three and 10 months

Eligible dates: March 1, 2021—December 31, 2021

Maximum funding requests: $15,000

We look to support academic research conducted within any field of the social sciences and humanities, but will prioritize research which specifically addresses pressing societal issues within the following themes, broadly defined:

  • defense against rising authoritarianism

  • sustainable development, climate action, and mitigating the effects of climate change

  • economic justice and worker rights

  • information democracy

  • addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an applicant’s home country or region

The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, pregnancy and maternity, or marriage and/or civil partnership.


Deadline

July 22, 2020


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