The Open Society Institute’s Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.  GSGP offers supplementary grants to students from Kyrgyzstan.  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.

Eligibility

–         Applicants should be Kyrgyzstan citizens;

–         Students should pursue doctorate degrees only in the fields listed above;

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

Following are ineligible:

  1. 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

–     Fine or performing arts

  1. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible.

Applying

Further details regarding the program and guidelines for applying may be found in the application forms for GSGP 2011-2012:

–        Applications for students studying in Asia, Australia, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

–         Applications for students studying in Europe.

Applicants may also 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 in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

Deadlines

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2011.

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 31, 2011.

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 May 31st and sent to the London address below.

Global Supplementary Grant Program –North America

Open Society Institute

1700 Broadway, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10019

U.S.A.

Global Supplementary Grant Program – Europe

Open Society Foundation

Network Scholarship Programs

Cambridge House

100 Cambridge Grove

London W6 0LE

United Kingdom

Alternately, applications may be submitted online or sent to address below before 18.00, May 31, 2011 for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe and before 18.00, April 1, 2011 for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East.

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan

720040, Bishkek, 55a Logvinenko st.

tel.: (312) 66-34-75, ext. 112

contact person – Rakia Rustemova

rakia@soros.kg