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
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