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MA in Leadership in Early Childhood Development and Education Scholarship

Опубликовано 08, 07, 14 в Sin, Стипендии | Нет комментариев

MA in Leadership in Early Childhood Development and Education Scholarship


The Open Society Foundation Early Childhood Program (ECP) is cooperating with the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES) and Manchester University to develop and implement a new part-time, post-graduate course inLeadership in Early Childhood Development and Education.  The program aims to provide policy makers and existing or potential leaders in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD) from Russia and neighboring countries (Central Asia, the Caucuses etc.) with the knowledge and skills to design effective ECD policies and to develop, implement and evaluate services.  In addition, participants will gain an understanding of current ECD research and will develop basic research skills needed to obtain and utilize evidence for informed decision-making.  The courses will be delivered by leading Russian and international professors through five two-week sessions spread over 18 months at the MSSES campus in Moscow, starting in October 2014.  Teaching and learning will take place primarily in Russian language, though students will be required to complete some limited readings in English.  Successful graduates will receive both a diploma of vocational retraining with a specialty in «Management in Education» from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (accredited in Russia), as well as a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Development from the University of Manchester in the UK.   More information about the program can be found in the attached three-page summary or on the web-page of MSSES (www.msses.ru).


  1. Commitment to work in ECD field  in the country of origin after the completion of the program
  2. Resident in one of the eligible  countries:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan


The OSF’s Early Childhood Program (ECP) is offering a limited number of scholarships (8-10) to cover tuition and partial costs of travel/expenses for participants from Caucasus and Central Asia.  Total costs for the full program is $7000 tuition fees, plus travel and lodging in Moscow during the five sessions, (5 airline tickets and lodging in Moscow).  The ECP will cover full tuition cost and partial travel and lodging expenses. It is expected that candidates or their employer cover some part of travel and lodging expenses.  Note: eligibility for the scholarships is limited to candidates who are from the listed countries and have a direct impact through their work on programs or policies for young children (0-8) in their country.


Interested candidates would apply by completing and submitting the attached OSF ECP scholarship application form by July 31, 2014.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact Almaz Ismayilova  (almaz.ismayilova@opensocietyfoundations.org ).

Candidates shortlisted by the ECP will be invited to  interview in English and/or Russian in August. After completing the interview stage, candidates will have to pass an MSSES examination, which will be completed by August 31, 2014.

Final candidates will be selected jointly by MSSES and ECP by the end of August.  In September, successful candidates will need to complete necessary enrolment paperwork required by MSSES.

If you have any questions,  write to: almaz.ismayilova@opensocietyfoundations.org

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