OAS– ISS Scholarship Opportunities under the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training

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    The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam are offering academic scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to further their edcation through the following program:

    A Master of Arts in Development Studies with a major in:

    • Agrarian and Environmental Studies
    • Economics of Development
    • Governance, Policy and Political Economy
    • Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives
    • Social Policy for Development

    Eligibility

    Be citizens and/or permanent legal residents of any OAS member state

    The student must not have received other academic scholarships from the OAS or from the ISS for the same level of studies as requested in the 2013 OAS/ISS scholarship application.

    OAS staff, individuals who maintain employment contracts with the OAS, the staff of Permanent
    Missions to the OAS and their immediate relatives are not eligible to receive scholarships from the PAEC OAS/ISS program;

    No type of employment or commercial relationship shall be established between the OAS or the ISS and the PAEC OAS/ISS scholarship recipients. Similarly, the OAS and ISS shall not assume any type of liability, whether civil, contractual or non-contractual, during the entire scholarship period.

    SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION CRITERIA

    The merits and overall credentials of the candidate, including his/her academic and professional
    background;

    A geographical distribution of the applicants, taking into account the greater needs of the smaller
    and relatively less developed economies;

    Applicants whose proposals portray the highest potential for impact upon return to their countries of origin; and

    Gender diversity.

    Benefits

    Each student will receive the following benefits:

    The Institute shall cover 30% of tuition fees

    The OAS shall cover 30% of tuition fees

    In addition to the remaining cost of tuition fees, the scholarship awardees will also be responsible for payment of registration fee, immigration fees (including schengen visa), research expenses, study visit, books and study materials, health insurance premium including administration costs, living expenses, airfare and any costs not covered by the scholarship.

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