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Funding Opportunities for Scholars - Open Society Foundations

Global Faculty Grants Program

The Global Faculty Grants Program (GFGP) offers professional development and research support to faculty in the social sciences and humanities in select countries through two distinct lines: Academic Sabbatical Support awards and the Research/Publication Support awards:

Academic Sabbatical awards last for nine months and are offered to academics in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, and Tajikistan who fulfill the following criteria:

  • junior or mid-career academics clearly dedicated to a career in higher education whose professional trajectory has not peaked and whose position allows them to implement curricular changes in the classroom;
  • ideally hold a full-time teaching position at a reform-minded department in a strong public or private institution;
  • have substantive teaching experience in their area of academic expertise within the social sciences and humanities;
  • hold (or be in the final stages of completing) a Doctoral degree (those holding a Master's degree may be considered).

Research/Publication awards are available to academics from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, and Tunisia to give them the time, space and resources necessary to conduct research leading to publication in an internationally-recognized peer reviewed journal. The award provides research visits of up to five months to any accredited higher education institution worldwide. Research/Publication award applicants should:

  • hold a doctorate (PhD) or its equivalent;
  • occupy a full-time position at a university with regular teaching responsibilities;
  • demonstrate language ability sufficient for the desired university placement;
  • have an established record of academic achievements, including publications in area of specialization within the social sciences and humanities;
  • be able to propose a persuasive and well-planned research project to be completed during the fellowship; and
  • secure an invitation letter from a hosting university scholar (OSF plays no part in brokering placements for this award).

For more information, please visit the page: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/global-faculty-grants-program