Global Supplementary Grant Program 2013-2014


The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to $10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle East/North Africa, and South Asia.

The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.


The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

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 and performing arts.?

GSGP grants are for full-time doctoral students only. Applicants may be at any stage of their PhD programs. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a PhD program, are ineligible. 

Students must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home country.

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


Further details regarding the program, guidelines for applying, and the paper application for Europe may be found here, for Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East – here.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS)

Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-North America or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit two separate applications.


  • for students pursuing a PhD in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East - April 1, 2013.
  • for students pursuing a PhD in Europe is May 21, 2013.


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