The Open Society Scholarship Programs fund the participation of students, scholars, and professionals from the former Soviet Union, South and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East in rigorous, competitive academic programs outside of their home countries. Scholarship Programs work to revitalize and reform the teaching of the social sciences and humanities, provide professional training in fields unavailable or underrepresented at institutions in the countries served, and assist outstanding students from a range of backgrounds to pursue their studies in alternative academic and cultural environments. The program has a long history of supporting innovative scholars who have made extraordinary contributions to their countries in fields ranging from education to human rights to economics, and beyond. Scholarship Programs also work to drive social change by helping participants stay connected and aware of developments in their fields of interest. Approximately 800 awards are offered in over 30 countries annually, with open, merit-based competitions administered via a network of OSF-supported educational advising centers, regional offices of partner organizations, and national Soros foundation offices.  Since the late 1980s, over 15,000 individuals have benefited from the academic support channeled through the Scholarship Programs.

Completed forms can be mailed to or submitted at the Alliance for Social Dialogue office before the respective deadlines at

Alliance for Social Dialogue

GPO Box. 25334, Ramchandra Marg, Battisputali, Kathmandu

Website: Telephone: +977-1-4472807