APPLY: Civil Society Leadership Awards

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.
CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.
Awards are available for master’s degree study in the following fields at host universities across the world:
communications and media
culture, history, and society

development studies


education management and leadership

environment and natural resource management

human rights and/or gender studies

law (including human rights law)

politics and international studies

public health policy and health management

public policy and administration

social work and social policy


 Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a citizen of one of the shortlisted eligible country
Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential

Have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying

Have proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German, or French) at a level required for admission by partner universities, as evidenced by standardized language test scores

Be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in July or August 2017 and start their degree program in August or September 2017

Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country

Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development.

DEADLINE: September 15 2016

To apply and for more information click here


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