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Announcing the 2007 Social Work Masters Fellowship Program

Announcing the 2007 Social Work Masters Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The Open Society Institute is pleased to announce the Social Work Masters Fellowship Program for Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  The Program is designed to provide training in social work to implement reform, create policy and foster the development of social work in participating countries.  Upon the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows return home to apply their new knowledge in practice.  The Program introduces students from the participating countries to colleagues from other regions of the world and encourages cross-national dialogues among professional communities.  Approximately 10 awards will be granted in 2007.

Fellows will be placed at universities in the United States for a two-year graduate program in social work beginning in July 2007 and concluding in May 2009.  The participating host universities are Columbia University (www.columbia.edu/cus/sw) and Washington University in St. Louis (www.gwbweb.wustl.edu). 


The Program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.  The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

Resident of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan;
Hold an undergraduate degree (4 or 5 year) at application deadline with an excellent academic record;
Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in social work;
Committed to returning to home country after completion of the program.
For an application and more information please visit: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/social_fellowship/guidelines/masters

Paper applications will be accepted immediately at local Soros offices or affiliates.  Applications can also be completed on-line beginning September 15th, 2006.