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Civil Society Academy

Scholarship Program 2021 

for individuals and organizations


We know that organizations with limited budgets find it difficult to get their staff the training and capacity-strengthening they need. Our Scholarship Program 2021 subsidizes registration costs for all our training courses this year, to provide equal opportunities for grassroots and local NGOs and networks to work towards staff excellence and hence contribute to greater impact.

Who is eligible?

Staff of national, local, and grassroots NGOs and networks with fewer resources and funding (e.g. annual revenue)


What does the Scholarship Program cover?

We will cover 50% of the registration fees for our openly scheduled online training courses. Please note, we do not award a 100% scholarship to any applicant.


If a program becomes overbooked or gets canceled, we reserve the right to schedule the scholarship recipient and enroll them in a similar training course later in 2021.


How do I apply for the scholarship?

Complete and submit the scholarship application form online on the CSA scholarship webpage. Please attach the following documents along with the application: a) organization/project budget; b) CV of the applicant. Remember to print out a copy of the application for your records prior to clicking on the ‘submit’ button.


Only complete applications will be considered. We recommend applying at least 6 weeks before the scheduled training workshop start date.

Selection process

  • Applications will be passed to a review and selection panel composed of members from CSA

  • Review of all applications and shortlisting of scholarship applicants (on a rolling basis)

  • Only successfully shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview

  • Final selection of candidates for our scholarship program and announcement

We will notify you of the acceptance (or denial) by e-mail within 10 days after the interview. The acceptance e-mail will outline the next steps in the enrolment process.
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Does everyone who qualifies get a scholarship?

No. We have a limited number of seats available during the calendar year for scholarship recipients. Decisions will be based on individual needs, type of organization, and program availability. Preference will be granted to those who have not received scholarships from CSA before.

What is the process of fees payment?

Applicants selected for scholarship must contribute 50% of the course fees. The fees must be received at least 10 working days before the training course starts. We accept payments by direct bank transfer to our account in Germany. If you are unable to make a bank transfer, please contact us to discuss possible alternatives. You can contact us at registration@civilsocietyacademy.org

What are my responsibilities?

After successfully completing the course, we encourage all our scholarship program recipients to provide a short story or blog and testimonial, describing the most significant change the participant has experienced because of taking part in the course. Our marketing team will support you in this process.



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