Grant Award Procedure for all Categories

The grants administration is carried out by the OSA Grants Administrators.

The Call posted on the OSA and the IVF website is updated each year in May.

Applications are sent to OSA via e-mail, checked for formal critera (application letter, research proposal, CV and names of 2 referees), then receipt of arrival is sent back to the applicant via e-mail.

Members of the Jury are representatives of

  • the International Visegrad Fund
  • the Open Society Archives
  • CEU History Department
  • CEU Press

OSA does not host Grantees in August but there may be exceptions on an individual basis.

After the decision is reached and approved by the Council of Ambassadors, the proposals with the names of successful candidates are posted on the OSA website. At the same time the Grants Administrators contact each successful candidate via e-mail.

The two month scholarship grant is 2.000 euro without financial reporting responsibility. Stipends for shorter research periods are pro-rated.

Grants are paid in two installments: 75 per cent prior to or right at the beginning of the grant period, 25 per cent after the Grantee has given his/her final presentation at the CEU and has submitted his/her final report and this has been approved by all members of the Jury. The Grantee has a maximum of ten days to submit his/her final report to OSA after the end of the research period. The Jury has five days to approve or ask for improvements. After the final report has been approved, the last 25 per cent of the grant is paid out to the researcher and the report is posted on the OSA website.