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					                                            Açıq Cəmiyyət İnstitutu

                                           Bakı Təhsil Məlumat Mərkəzi

                 2007-ci il üçün Sosial İş Sahəsində Proqram
ABŞ-da Magistratura səviyyəsində təhsil almaq üçün təqaüd proqramı

Açıq Cəmiyyət İnstitutu və Bakı Təhsil Məlumat Mərkəzi Azərbaycanda Sosial İş sahəsində təqaüd
proqramını elan edir.
Bu proqram sosial işdə inqlab yaratmaq, sosial problemlərdə siyasət yaratmaq və bu sahədə işin
inkişafına imkan yaratmaq üçün hazırlanıb.
Proqram 2007-ci ilin yayında və ya payızın əvvəllərində başlayacaq. Tələbələr ABŞ-da institutlarda 2 illik
magistratura təhsili alacaqlar. Bu proqram Kolumbiya Universiteti (www.columbia.edu/cu/ssw) və Sent
Luisdə yerləşən Vaşinqton Universitetidində (www.gwbweb.wustl.edu) keçiriləcək.

Tələb olunan bacarıqlar
Müsabiqə bacarığa görə keçirilir və açağıdakı kriteriyalar gözlənilir:
   1. Azərbaycanın, Gürcüstanın, Qazaxstanın, Qırğızıstanın, Monqolustanın, Tacikistanın və ya
       Özbəkistanın vətəndaşları
   2. Bakalavr dərəcəsini göstərən, əla qiymətlərlə olan diplom
   3. Yaxşı şifahi və yazılı ingilis dili
   4. Professional bilikləri və sosial işdə liderlik potensialını göstərə bilmək qabiliyyəti
   5. Proqramı bitirdikdən sonra evə qayıtmaq əqidəsində olmaq



                                     Son tarix 1 Noyabr, 2006


Daha ətraflı məlumat üçün:
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/social_fellowship/guidelines/masters.
Bakı Təhsil Məlumat Mərkəzi
Tel/Faks: 448 28 45/46
Süleyman Rəhimov küç. 183
www.beic.az
                    OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
       2007 SOCIAL WORK MASTERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
              FOR GRADUATE LEVEL STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES



                             DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
                   APPLICATION FORM IS FREE AND CAN BE DUPLICATED
                    APPLY ONLINE AT http://www.soros.org/grants/oas
                PAPER AND ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE EQUALLY EVALUATED

INTRODUCTION
The Open Society Institute (“OSI”) 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 the
participating countries. Upon the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows return home to
apply their new knowledge in practice. The Program also 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/cu/ssw) and
Washington University in St. Louis (www.gwbweb.wustl.edu).

ELIGIBILITY
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:
1. Resident of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan or
   Uzbekistan;
2. Hold an undergraduate degree (4 or 5 year) at application deadline with an excellent
   academic record;
3. Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
4. Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in social work;
5. Committed to returning to home country after completion of the program.

INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions and information carefully before completing the application. All
forms are to be completed in English. Answer every question and write “Not applicable”
if a question does not apply to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants can submit applications to their local Soros/OSI office or apply via the
Internet at http://www.soros.org/grants/oas (available in late September). Paper and
online applications are equally evaluated.
ATTACHMENTS: Attach the following items to your application in the order given below.
1. Essay. Should not exceed two typed pages or approximately 500 words.
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV), in English. Your educational and professional
   history.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: Mail all of the additional documents to your local Soros/OSI
office in the order given below. Translations must have the stamp or seal of the English
language faculty or notary or translating service confirming the accuracy of the
translation. Applicant may not write or certify his/her own translation.
1. Three recommendation letters. Must include the stamp or seal of the organization
    or university or be written on letterhead. Recommendations in the local language
    must have a certified English translation.
2. Official copies of all university transcripts in original language. Official transcripts
    must bear the stamp or seal of the department or faculty of the university that issued
    it. For the purposes of this program, a transcript is a list of every course taken to
    receive a diploma, and the grade received in each course.
3. Certified English translations of university transcripts. English language transcripts
    must bear the stamp or seal of the department or faculty of the university that issued
    it.
4. Official copies of all diplomas in original language. Official diploma must bear the
    stamp or seal of the department or faculty of the university that issued it.
5. Certified English translations of diplomas. English language diplomas must bear the
    stamp or seal of the department or faculty of the university that issued it.
6. Photocopy of passport photo page (if available)

VERIFICATION: The Program reserves the right to verify all information submitted as part
of an application. In the event that there is a discrepancy or information is found to be
false, the applicant will be declared ineligible.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

SUBMISSION: Documentation (applications, attachments or additional documents) received after
the deadline will not be considered. Documentation may not be submitted via email/fax nor
enclosed in plastic covers/binders. Documentation will not be returned. Please include “Social
Work Masters Scholarship Program” on the envelope addressed to your local Soros/OSI office.
   Paper applications: Please type or print in dark ink. Staple attachments and
    additional documents to your application in the above order. Submit one original and
    two copies of your application with all attachments and additional documents to your
    local Soros/OSI office.
   Online applications: Submit your application, essay and CV via the Internet. Print
    the additional documents cover sheet from OAS and include it with the additional
    documents. Submit one original and two copies of the additional documents to your
    local Soros/OSI office.
Submit by wednesday, November 1, 2006 to the OSI/Soros Office in Your Country

AZERBAIJAN                                      MONGOLIA
Baku Education Information Centre (BEIC)        Educational Advising Resource Center
183 Suleyman Rahimov St., 4th floor.            Mongolia
Baku, AZ1014 Azerbaijan                         Cultural Palace Complex
Tel./ Fax ; (994 12) 48 28 45; 48 28 46         Youth and Children’s library, 1st floor
office@beic.osi-az.org                          Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
www.beic.aznet.org                              Tel: 976-11-319016
                                                Fax: 976-11-326941
                                                usalumni@earcmn.org (until Oct.1)
                                                ariunaa@earcmn.org (after Oct. 1)
                                                http://www.earcmn.org

GEORGIA                                         TAJIKISTAN
Open Society Georgia Foundation                 Open Society Institute Tajikistan
International Student Advising Center           1 Firdavsi Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
10a Chovelidze St.,                             734003
380008 Tbilisi, Georgia                         Tel.: (992 372) 211466; 211958; 214108;
Tel. (995 32) 93 89 99, Fax. 29 10 52           213260
gaga@isac.osgf.ge                               Fax: (992 372) 510142
http://www.osgf.ge/isac                         osi@eicosi.tajik.net

KAZAKHSTAN                                      UZBEKISTAN
Educational Development Center                  Educational Advising Center
"BILIM-Central Asia"                            Shymkent, Ilyaeva str. 25
65 Abylai Khan Ave., apt.# 13, Almaty           Kazakhstan, 486012
480091, Kazakhstan                              Tel./fax: 7 (3252) 211981
Tel.: 7 (3272) 597622, 597620                   rc-shimk@nursat.kz
Fax: 7 (3272) 795955                            aturdaliyev@mail.ru
lgorbunova@bilim.kz
http://eac.bilim.kz/page.php

KYRGYZSTAN
Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Resource Center
Logvinenko 55
720 040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel./ Fax: (312) 66 34 48
rakia@soros.kg
http://eng.soros.kg/functions/programs/foreig
n/advising
PROGRAM INFORMATION
SELECTION PROCESS
Selection is based on academic and professional merit, professional aptitude, leadership

potential, long-term commitment to social work in applicant’s home country, and English

language ability. A U.S.-based selection committee comprised of U.S. professors and

admissions officials from the participating host universities will review applications of

candidates who meet the requirements and select semifinalists. All applicants will be notified of

their status by January 31, 2007.




Semifinalists will be tested for English (TOEFL) and interviewed in the participating countries

during January/February 2007. The Program will cover costs associated with the TOEFL and

interviews. The selection committee will recommend finalists and determine placement.

Applicants cannot select their own placements. All semifinalists will be notified of their status

by May 31, 2007.


Please do NOT contact your local Soros / OSI office about your status, they will contact
you after receiving notification from OSI – New York.

FINANCIAL TERMS
Fellowships will cover the following costs: program related travel, pre-departure and
arrival orientation, all costs associated with the Pre-Academic summer school program,
tuition (for Pre-Academic and Graduate programs), monthly living stipend (to cover
room and board), textbooks, professional development support, accident and sickness
insurance, and participation in Program meetings in the United States.

VISA SPONSORSHIP
Participants will enter the United States as a student on J-1 Exchange Visitor visa.
They are expected to comply with all visa regulations and may be subject to a two-year
home residency requirement upon completion of the program. Requests for visa
renewals or extensions will not be considered.

DEPENDENTS
The Program does not offer any financial support or special provisions for dependent
family members. Family members will have to apply for J-2 visas and may not be able
to arrive in the US until fall 2007.

PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY
Finalists must attend a four week Pre-Academic/Academic Writing summer school program (held from
mid-July to mid-August in Istanbul), a pre-departure orientation, and an annual Program workshop.
Fellows must uphold the academic standards of the Host University and undertake full-time study for the
duration of the program. Fellows will not be permitted to change their assigned host university or field of
study. Failure to maintain academic and professional standards may result in dismissal from the
Program.
WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK?
The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human
relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being.
Utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems, social work intervenes at the
points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and
social justice are fundamental to social work. (Source: www.sozialarbeit.at/def.htm)

Social workers have traditionally worked on two levels in their efforts to help people: the
“micro” level of direct practice with individuals, and the “macro” approach which
involves advocating for change through civil action, community programming, or social
policy development. Social workers often work to influence government policy through
either direct involvement in the government, or through public advocacy, in an effort to
improve the economic and social conditions of marginalized groups in our society.
These groups can include the elderly, children and youth, low-income families and
individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, and the disabled. Social work as a profession
is dedicated to the concept of “open societies” through its fight for social and economic
justice, and through its efforts to empower people in the struggle to create a more just
and humane society.

Social workers often deal with individual clients who face a life-threatening disease or a
social problem. These problems may include inadequate housing, unemployment, lack
of job skills, financial distress, serious illness or disability, substance abuse, unwanted
pregnancy, or antisocial behavior. Social workers also assist families that have serious
domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse. Social workers
practice in a variety of settings, below are some examples.

Social work planners and policy-makers develop programs to address such issues
as child abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, poverty, and violence. These
workers research and analyze policies, programs, and regulations. They identify social
problems and suggest legislative and other solutions. They may help raise funds or
write grants to support these programs.

International social workers help to promote economic and social equality
internationally. They specialize in policy development or direct practice and
programming for groups such as refugees and immigrants, and those coping with
natural disasters and local conflicts.

Social work administrators perform overall management tasks in a hospital, clinic, or
other setting that offers social worker services.

Clinical social workers offer psychotherapy or counseling and a range of diagnostic
services in public agencies, clinics, and private practice.

Child welfare or family services social workers may counsel children and youths
who have difficulty adjusting socially, advise parents on how to care for disabled
children, or arrange for homemaker services during a parent’s illness. If children have
serious problems in school, child welfare workers may consult with parents, teachers,
and counselors to identify underlying causes and develop plans for treatment. Some
social workers assist single parents, arrange adoptions, and help find foster homes for
neglected, abandoned, or abused children. Child welfare workers also work in
residential institutions for children and adolescents.
Child or adult protective services social workers investigate reports of abuse and
neglect and intervene if necessary. They may initiate legal action to remove children
from homes and place them temporarily in an emergency shelter or with a foster family.

Mental health social workers provide services for persons with mental or emotional
problems. Such services include individual and group therapy, outreach, crisis
intervention, social rehabilitation, and training in skills of everyday living. They may
also help plan for supportive services to ease patients’ return to the community.
Health care social workers help patients and their families cope with chronic, acute,
or terminal illnesses and handle problems that may stand in the way of recovery or
rehabilitation. They may organize support groups for families of patients suffering from
cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. They also advise family caregivers, counsel
patients, and help plan for their needs after discharge by arranging for at-home
services.

School social workers diagnose students’ problems and arrange needed services,
counsel children in trouble, and help integrate disabled students into the general school
population. School social workers deal with problems such as student pregnancy,
misbehavior in class, and excessive absences. They also advise teachers on how to
cope with problem students.

Criminal justice social workers make recommendations to courts, prepare pre-
sentencing assessments, and provide services to prison inmates and their families.
Probation and parole officers provide similar services to individuals sentenced by a
court to parole or probation.

Occupational social workers help workers cope with job-related pressures or
personal problems that affect the quality of their work. They often offer direct
counseling to employees whose performance is hindered by emotional or family
problems or substance abuse. They also develop education programs and refer
workers to specialized community programs.

Gerontology social workers specialize in services to the aged. They run support
groups for family caregivers or for the adult children of aging parents. Also, they advise
elderly people or family members about choices in such areas as housing,
transportation, and long-term care; they also coordinate and monitor services.

Excerpts from “Nature of the Work” Occupational Outlook Handbook 2000-2001; US Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Graduate programs in social work begin with learning the foundations of social work to
ensure that all graduates have the same knowledge base upon entering the social work
profession. Foundation courses focus on studying theories, issues, and practice
methods dealing with both human behavior and the social environment. After the
foundation is established, students choose a practice method and a social problem
area (described in detail below). For example if you are interested in developing policy
on pensioner’s issues you would choose social policy (the method or the way you
would like to work) and gerontology (the problem area or the population you would like
to work with). To receive a degree, fellows must take all of the courses required by the
department and the university. In addition to coursework, most universities require that
students take examinations, write papers, or conduct a research project. In Social
Work, students are also required to gain practical experience working in the field – also
called a practicum or internship – where the knowledge gained in the classroom is
integrated into supervised social work experience. Students often do fieldwork and
attend classes at the same time.


Methods of Social Work Practice (SOURCE: WWW.COLUMBIA.EDU/CU/SSW, WWW.GWBWEB.WUSTL.EDU)
Clinical Social Work / Family Therapy (Counseling) - Emphasizes assessment,
intervention, and evaluation, using individual, family, group, and case management
strategies; clinical application of risk and resiliency theories and research to at-risk
populations; and clinical issues with specific client populations.

Generalist - Emphasizes direct practice; community practice; movement from case to
cause; development of innovative and responsive social programs and of program
resources, including staffing and funding. Learn to provide direct services for clients,
advocate on behalf of at-risk individuals and groups, form coalitions to influence policy
and legislation, develop innovative, responsive social programs that can survive, and
locate new sources of support and funding.

Social Administration / Management - Building knowledge, skills, and values in
administering social service programs includes areas of program planning, program
evaluation, financial management, marketing, and fundraising, staff development and
training, human resource management, and management information systems.

Social Policy - Policy analysis and advocacy are the focus, including the knowledge,
values, and skills to define policy issues from a social work perspective, collect and
analyze relevant data, develop policy options, prepare testimony, and present
recommendations.

Social Research - Emphasizes advanced social work research methods; data analysis
and statistics; application of research methods to social work problems and
constituencies.



Social Problem Areas (SOURCE: WWW.COLUMBIA.EDU/CU/SSW, WWW.GWBWEB.WUSTL.EDU)

Children, Youth, and Families - The economic and social status and service needs of families, youth, and
children; laws, funding streams, and service organizations; family support and child care services;
preventive and protective services; school-based services; teenage pregnancy/parenting services.
Gerontology - The role and status of the elderly as a population/potential client group;
social problems affecting them; sociology of the family; age stratification; policies
providing financial support, health, and social care for the elderly; and social service
provisions for the aged.

School - Work within the population of school-aged children; legal and policy issues in
public education; problems of school failure; design, administration, financing, delivery,
and evaluation of child and family services that are either school-based or school-
linked; and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Work - The composition, status, and needs of the labor force; conditions interfering with
work roles; services for clients as workers and for their dependents; collective
bargaining; discrimination and unequal opportunity; interdisciplinary initiatives; and
legislation related to work and social welfare.

Contemporary Social Problems - Emerging problems (e.g. homelessness, violence,
substance abuse); their etiology, epidemiology, and interconnections; relevant policies,
programs, and practices; and coordination or lack of coordination among service
systems that seek to address this problem.

Health, Mental Health and Disabilities - Emphasizes clinical practice with individuals,
families, and groups experiencing health-related problems in a variety of settings, and
management or administrative roles in health-related organizations. Identification of
health factors and social stressors that affect clients; program development and
evaluation; fiscal, legal, and organizational sanctions and influences; assessment of
system entry points for client care and advocacy.

International Social Welfare and Services to Immigrants and Refugees - Global social
problems; international trends in social policies and programs, including response to
disasters; needs of immigrants and refugees; community development; and activities of
major international organizations and voluntary agencies working internationally.

Social and Economic Development - Centers on the problems of underdevelopment, in
the U.S. and around the world. The challenges of development include improvements
in living conditions and economic opportunities in urban neighborhoods, rural areas,
nations, and regions that are struggling to achieve basic necessities.
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                                 OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
                    2007 SOCIAL WORK MASTERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
        for Graduate Study in the United States for Citizens and Residents of
        Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

        Deadline: wednesday, November 1, 2006


Personal Information (required information) - If you are selected, the spelling of your name as written below will
        be used for visas and tickets. Please write neatly and accurately.

        Family Name: ________________________________ Given Name: _________________________________


        Country of Residence:       Gender:            Will you have an undergraduate degree by 11/01/06?
         Azerbaijan                 Female            Yes
         Georgia                    Male
         Kazakhstan
         Kyrgyzstan
         Mongolia
         Tajikistan
         Uzbekistan
        Date of Birth (month/day/year): ___________________ Place of Birth (city / country): ____________________


        Current Occupation: _________________________________________________________________________
         If student, indicate level:  Master’s       Ph. D.           Post-Doctoral
        Place of Employment or Study: _________________________________________________________________



Mailing Address (required information) - All mail will be sent to this address during the competition (Fall 2006 -
        Spring 2007). Include country and city code for phone/fax numbers.

        Number and Street: _________________________________________________________________________

        City/Region: _______________________________ Index: _________________ Country: ______________

        Home phone: (_____) __________________ Fax: (______) ______________ Email: ____________________



Current Employer or University Address - Include country and city code for phone/fax numbers.
        Place of Employment or Study: _________________________________________________________________

        Number and Street: _______________________________________________________________________

        City/Region: ________________________________ Index: ________________ Country: ______________

        Work phone: (_____) __________________ Fax: (______) ______________ Email: ____________________



Program Administration - How did you learn about the Program?                            Information used for statistical purposes only.
        Educational Info. Center _____              Internet _____                               Friend _____
        Soros/OSI Office _____                      Newspaper/Journal _____                      Your University _____
        Soros/OSI staff lecture _____               Radio _____                                  Your Workplace _____
        Program Alumnus/Alumna _____                Television _____                             Other _______________________
Have you previously applied to the Social Work Fellowship Program? Yes____ No____ Year(s)___________

Have you applied for other scholarships this year (OSI or non-OSI)? Yes___ No ___ Which program(s)? _________

              APPLICATION FORM IS FREE AND CAN BE DUPLICATED, APPLY ONLINE AT
                                  WWW.SOROS.ORG/GRANTS
                  PAPER AND ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE EQUALLY EVALUATED
Social Work Academic Program (required information) - Graduate programs begin with learning the
        foundations of social work by studying theories, issues and practice methods dealing with both human behavior and
        the social environment. Students then choose a practice method and problem area. Please check ONE of each
        below. Please see the Academic Program sheet for more information.

        What method of social work practice most interests you? (Check ONE from this list)
            Clinical Social Work / Family Therapy (Counseling)
            Generalist
            Social Administration / Management
            Social Policy
            Social Research
        What social problem area most interests you? (Check ONE from this list)
            Children, Youth, and Families
            Gerontology
            School
            Work
            Contemporary Social Problems
            Health, Mental Health and Disabilities
            International Social Welfare and Services to Immigrants and Refugees
            Social and Economic Development (US and International)


Professional Experience – List your most recent professional experience first.            You will have more space on
        your resume/CV to write about other positions.
        Example entry: Our Children, children’s rights NGO (35 employees); Grant Officer, 9/04-10/05 (3 people
        supervised); Write grant proposals, 35 hours per week.

         Name & Type of Organization      Job Title & Dates of Employment               Job Responsibilities           Paid or
              (# of employees)                (# of people supervised)                (hours worked per week)         Volunteer




Education - List all educational institutions you have attended, beginning with the one attended most recently. Example
        entry: University of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Psychology, “Gerchilgee”, 09/98 – 05/02, 05/02.

          Institution & Location        Major Field of Study        Degree / Diploma           Dates of Study     Date Diploma
                                       (area of specialization)   (do not translate, write   (starting & ending     Received
                                                                      in Latin letters)        month / year)      (or expected)
Academic Awards - List any awards / grants / fellowships or honors you have received.              Examples include:
        graduation from school with a medal, awards from an Olympiad, academic travel grants, etc. Include the following
        information: type of award, granting agency, name of award, year, duration of study, and amount.
        Example entry: Scholarship, IIE, Fulbright Fellowship for Master’s in Public Health, 2002, 2 years, $ unknown).




Research - List any scholarly or professional research you have done or are currently doing.




Publications - List any books, articles, or theses you have published, include title, publisher, place and date.




Professional Association - List professional associations or other organizations you are involved with.




Conferences/Workshops – List any social work-related conferences or workshops in which you have
        participated or presented. If you gave a presentation please write the topic in the last column.

         Name of Conference/Workshop         Country             Dates          Participant or         Presentation Topic
                                                                                 Presenter




Language Ability - Rate your reading, writing, comprehension and speaking skills in each language you know,
        include English and your native language. Use the ratings of Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor.

                  Language                  Reading                Writing           Comprehension             Speaking


          ENGLISH
Native:
International Experience - Please indicate ALL extensive (more than one month) travel, study, or work you have
        had outside your home country.

              Country Visited               Length of Stay                   Dates                Travel, Study or Work




Essay - Write a detailed essay explaining your reasons for applying to the Social Work Masters Program.       Explain how
        your background, education, and employment since completing secondary school have prepared you to study at the
        graduate level in the United States. What personal attributes do you possess that contribute to your abilities to be
        helpful to others? What specific area of social work most interests you? Explain what you hope to accomplish
        during your fellowship and how this experience will help you achieve your professional and personal goals, including
        what type of work or position you would like to have after completing the program. The length of your essay should
        not exceed two typed pages (500 words).



Required Order and Attachments - Please attach the following items to your application in the order given
        below. Please see the Instructions sheet for details about submitting your application.
         1.   Essay.                                               5.   Certified English translation of transcripts.
         2.   Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV), in English.         6.   Official diplomas in original language.
         3.   Three recommendation letters.                        7.   Certified English translation of diplomas.
         4.   Official university transcripts in original          8.   Photocopy of passport picture page (if
              language.                                                 available)



Certification - I certify that the information given in this application is complete and accurate.   I understand that the final
         approval of my application and my status as a program grantee is dependent on my placement at an appropriate U.S.
         university and on my ability to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 visa. I understand that the purpose of the program is
         to obtain a graduate degree in social work from a U.S. university to enable me to pursue a profession in social work
         and to apply that knowledge in my home country. I agree to return to my home country upon completion of the
         Fellowship.

         Name: _________________________ Signature: ________________________ Date:
         ___________
Submit by wednesday, November 1, 2006 to the OSI/Soros Office in Your Country

AZERBAIJAN                                      MONGOLIA
Baku Education Information Centre (BEIC)        Educational Advising Resource Center
183 Suleyman Rahimov St., 4th floor.            Mongolia
Baku, AZ1014 Azerbaijan                         Cultural Palace Complex
Tel./ Fax ; (994 12) 48 28 45; 48 28 46         Youth and Children’s library, 1st floor
office@beic.osi-az.org                          Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
www.beic.aznet.org                              Tel: 976-11-319016
                                                Fax: 976-11-326941
                                                usalumni@earcmn.org (until Oct.1)
                                                ariunaa@earcmn.org (after Oct. 1)
                                                http://www.earcmn.org

GEORGIA                                         TAJIKISTAN
Open Society Georgia Foundation                 Open Society Institute Tajikistan
International Student Advising Center           1 Firdavsi Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
10a Chovelidze St.,                             734003
380008 Tbilisi, Georgia                         Tel.: (992 372) 211466; 211958; 214108;
Tel. (995 32) 93 89 99, Fax. 29 10 52           213260
gaga@isac.osgf.ge                               Fax: (992 372) 510142
http://www.osgf.ge/isac                         osi@eicosi.tajik.net

KAZAKHSTAN                                      UZBEKISTAN
Educational Development Center                  Educational Advising Center
"BILIM-Central Asia"                            Shymkent, Ilyaeva str. 25
65 Abylai Khan Ave., apt.# 13, Almaty           Kazakhstan, 486012
480091, Kazakhstan                              Tel./fax: 7 (3252) 211981
Tel.: 7 (3272) 597622, 597620                   rc-shimk@nursat.kz
Fax: 7 (3272) 795955                            aturdaliyev@mail.ru
lgorbunova@bilim.kz
http://eac.bilim.kz/page.php

KYRGYZSTAN
Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Resource Center
Logvinenko 55
720 040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel./ Fax: (312) 66 34 48
rakia@soros.kg
http://eng.soros.kg/functions/programs/foreig
n/advising


            APPLICATION FORM IS FREE AND CAN BE DUPLICATED, APPLY ONLINE AT
                                WWW.SOROS.ORG/GRANTS
                PAPER AND ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE EQUALLY EVALUATED
                          OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
             2007 SOCIAL WORK MASTERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                            FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES


                                                  RECOMMENDATION



Applicant’s Personal Information


Family Name                                   Given Name                                     Country

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------



Recommendation
To be completed by a lecturer, professor, or employer who is familiar with the applicant.

Please complete the following form. Your candid, honest response will assist in selecting successful
candidates and placing them in programs that best meet their personal and academic requirements.

Name and Title (please print): ________________________________________________________

Academic Affiliation or Place of Employment: ____________________________________________

Work Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________                            Date: _________________________________


In what capacity, and for how long, have you known the applicant? ___________________________


Please list the courses you have taught the applicant, if applicable.

Course                                               Year                                                  Applicant's Grade




Please comment on the applicant's ability to contribute to the development of social work in their country.
How do you think the applicant will benefit from studying in a graduate program in the United States?




Overall Evaluation

Compared to other people you have taught or employed, how would you rank the applicant in the
following terms? (circle the best answer)

Motivation                           no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Independence                         no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Effective communication skills       no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
English language skills              no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Respect for others                   no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Academic success                     no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent




Overall, how would you rate this applicant:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered



If you have completed recommendation forms for other Social Work Program applicants, how does this

applicant compare to them:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered

Please use this space for any additional comments you would like to make about the applicant.
                          OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
             2007 SOCIAL WORK MASTERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                           FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES


                                                 RECOMMENDATION


Applicant’s Personal Information


Family Name                                   Given Name                                    Country

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Recommendation
To be completed by a lecturer, professor, or employer who is familiar with the applicant.

Please complete the following form. Your candid, honest response will assist in selecting successful
candidates and placing them in programs that best meet their personal and academic requirements.

Name and Title (please print): ________________________________________________________

Academic Affiliation or Place of Employment: ____________________________________________

Work Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________                            Date: _________________________________


In what capacity, and for how long, have you known the applicant? ___________________________


Please list the courses you have taught the applicant, if applicable.

Course                                               Year                                                 Applicant's Grade




Please comment on the applicant's ability to contribute to the development of social work in their country.
How do you think the applicant will benefit from studying in a graduate program in the United States?




Overall Evaluation

Compared to other people you have taught or employed, how would you rank the applicant in the
following terms? (circle the best answer)

Motivation                           no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Independence                         no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Effective communication skills       no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
English language skills              no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Respect for others                   no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Academic success                     no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent




Overall, how would you rate this applicant:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered



If you have completed recommendation forms for other Social Work Program applicants, how does this

applicant compare to them:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered

Please use this space for any additional comments you would like to make about the applicant.
                         OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
            2007 SOCIAL WORK MASTERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                           FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES


                                                 RECOMMENDATION


Applicant’s Personal Information


Family Name                                   Given Name                                    Country

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Recommendation
To be completed by a lecturer, professor, or employer who is familiar with the applicant.

Please complete the following form. Your candid, honest response will assist in selecting successful
candidates and placing them in programs that best meet their personal and academic requirements.

Name and Title (please print): ________________________________________________________

Academic Affiliation or Place of Employment: ____________________________________________

Work Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________                            Date: _________________________________


In what capacity, and for how long, have you known the applicant? ___________________________


Please list the courses you have taught the applicant, if applicable.

Course                                               Year                                                 Applicant's Grade




Please comment on the applicant's ability to contribute to the development of social work in their country.
How do you think the applicant will benefit from studying in a graduate program in the United States?




Overall Evaluation

Compared to other people you have taught or employed, how would you rank the applicant in the
following terms? (circle the best answer)

Motivation                           no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Independence                         no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Effective communication skills       no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
English language skills              no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Respect for others                   no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent
Academic success                     no basis       poor       average   very good   excellent




Overall, how would you rate this applicant:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered



If you have completed recommendation forms for other Social Work Program applicants, how does this

applicant compare to them:




no basis       poor          average          very good    excellent             One of the top
                                                                                 students/employees
                                                                                 I have encountered

Please use this space for any additional comments you would like to make about the applicant.

				
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