The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program, offered by the Duke Center for International Development at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has partnered with Fundación Guatefuturo and the Open Society Foundations to provide funding to outstanding applicants.
“MIDP is committed to helping the strongest, most talented students pursue their goals of graduate study,” said Stephanie Alt Lamm, associate director of MIDP. “We are honored to partner with Guatefuturo and the Open Society Foundations to provide scholarship opportunities to individuals who are serious about enhancing their skills and making a positive difference worldwide.”
Guatefuturo is a nonprofit foundation that provides financial support to help Guatemalan citizens access graduate study programs abroad. Established in 2006 with the support of the Guatemalan government, the foundation has financed graduate education programs for nearly 200 students in 24 countries.
Under the agreement with MIDP, Guatemalan applicants who are accepted to the program will receive a partial scholarship from MIDP, and Guatefuturo will cover the remainder of tuition and fees and provide a stipend for living expenses.
The Open Society Foundations, founded by investor and philanthropist George Soros, works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
Its Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded graduate study to individuals who demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. It assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development.
This year, CSLA plans to place 165 applicants in graduate programs around the world.