Grant Announcement: Civil Society Scholar Awards 2015-16
The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.
The Awards are open to Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country; Full-time faculty members teaching at universities in their home country.
Students and faculty from the following countries are eligible to apply:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to: law, justice, and governance; sustainable development and natural resource management; economic rights and empowerment of the poor; public health, social work and community development; new media law and policy; inclusive education; post-conflict studies; and human rights.
The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
SUPPORTED GRANT ACTIVITIES:
The Awards support short-term, international academic projects, such as: fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives or universities; course/curriculum development; and international research collaborations leading to a peer-reviewed publication. Requests for support for first year tuition and fees only will be considered on the basis of a clearly demonstrated need from doctoral students who have gained admission to universities outside of their home country.
* Project Duration: Between 2 - 10 Months
* Eligible Dates: August 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016
* Maximum Funding Requests: Doctoral Students: $10,000; Faculty Members: $15,000.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
March 2, 2015