U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan: 2017 Democracy Outreach / Alumni Grants Program

Deadline: 11 February 2017 The Embassy of the United States of America is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Democracy Outreach / Alumni Grants Program. The purpose of this program is to provide grants to organizations that have USG alumni as members or to individual alumni for activities that support democratic advancement and economic reform in Tajikistan. The program aims to provide alumni with networking opportunities to further the professional development of alumni and their … [Read more...]

OSIWA Call for Proposals: Inviting Local Organizations to Support Democracy and Good Governance in West Africa

Deadline: 30 May 2017 The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is accepting proposals from local organizations based in West Africa to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry. OSIWA only supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to … [Read more...]

MINDS Call for Applications: Youth Program in Elections and Governance for African Researchers

Deadline:  3 February 2017 The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is inviting applicants from distinguished African researchers/ research institutions to conduct a baseline study on advocacy and engagement strategies to enhance youth participation in elections and governance in Africa. The main objective of the baseline study is to provide an understanding of youth participation in elections and governance in Africa with the aim of clarifying the gaps to be filled or … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Georgia: Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The U.S. Embassy is currently inviting applicants for its Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program to provide support for U.S. Government (USG) alumni activities. Program Overview The Program allows posts to: Provide individual grants to Georgian USG alumni, for activities that support democratic advancement and economic reform; Sponsor alumni events through the Embassy. The program is administered directly by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. … [Read more...]

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program: Supporting Wide Range of Democratic and Market Economy Themes in Moldova

Deadline: 31 March 2017 The Embassy of United States in Moldova is seeking proposals for Democracy Commission Small Grants Program with an aim to support a wide range of democratic and market economy themes. This call for proposals will focus on restoring confidence in Moldova’s European trajectory by strengthening institutions and civic participation in tackling corruption. Proposals should present innovative ideas for promoting transparency and accountable, effective governance. Projects … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UN Public Service Awards 2017! Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Public Services Worldwide

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind. The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) recognizes excellence in public service at the global level. … [Read more...]

DFID: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) provider for the Good Governance Fund

Deadline: 15 March 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its program- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) provider for the Good Governance Fund, to support the adaptive programming approach through monitoring of the fund and provide a midline and endline evaluation of the fund. Program Goals To support biannual reviews of the country-level theories of change/learning workshops and overall monitoring of the portfolio, an … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Enhanced Involvement of Civil Society in the EU Integration Reforms

Deadline: 27 February 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Enhanced Involvement of Civil Society in the EU Integration Reforms” with an aim to support the involvement of the civil society in policy creation and implementation of priority sector reforms related to the EU integration. The programme is divided into two lots: LOT 1: EUR 500.000,00: Enhanced involvement of civil society in policy creation and … [Read more...]

European Commission Action Grants: Exploring the Role of Internet Tools in Stimulating Democratic Participation

Deadline: 24 January 2017 The European Commission is currently seeking applications for its action grants to explore the role of internet tools in stimulating democratic participation and to investigate how digital tools can contribute to the stronger and longer-term engagement of citizens, under a Pilot Project E-voting- making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures. European society has changed considerably over the last 25 years as EU citizens … [Read more...]

Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue: Inviting Attendees for Discussions on Governance and Public Policy

Deadline: 27 January 2017 The inaugural Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue—AJYD 2017 is currently open for applications and invites delegates from Australia and Japan to attend an expert-led program of roundtables, to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Over three days, AJYD 2017 will include discussions on governance and public policy, the 'Special Strategic Partnership', the trade relationship after JAEPA, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the future of the bilateral relationship, along with … [Read more...]

PEPFAR Small Grants Program: Supporting Projects Promoting Democracy, HIV Prevention and Care of OVC in Zambia

Deadline:  28 February 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. The PEPFAR Small Grants Program is highly competitive and supports projects related to HIV prevention and the care of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).  HIV prevention small grants assist projects mitigating the spread of HIV.  OVC small grants assist with innovative projects that provide care and … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Democracy and Media Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: 12 February 2017 Do you have an initiative that stimulates independent and critical media, or one that sustains or promotes a strong, and just democratic state? If yes, then you are welcome to submit a project proposal for Democracy and Media Foundation’s grants. The Democracy and Media Foundation is seeking proposals for its grant program with an aim to counter totalitarian phenomena in social and political life, while striving for a vigorous democracy and independent, multifaceted, … [Read more...]

Netherlands Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine: Seeking Applications for NFRP- Matra Programme 2017

Deadline: 15 February 2017 The Netherlands Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine is seeking applications for its NFRP- Matra Programme 2017 to focus on Rule of Law and Good Governance. The Matra programme 2017 will support initiatives of civil society organizations aimed at assisting and monitoring of the implementation of reforms, both at the central and local levels, promoting transparency and accountability of government structures through social dialogue, capacity building and monitoring. Priority … [Read more...]

The French Development Agency: Seeking Applications for “Civic participation of excluded and / or discriminated groups in public life” Programme

Deadline: 1 February 2017 Through Financing Innovation: the Sectoral Innovation Facility for NGOs (Fisong), The French Development Agency is seeking applications for its program entitled "Civic participation of excluded and / or discriminated groups in public life". The purpose of FISONG "civic participation" 2017 is to support innovative practices that contribute to a democratic renewal for the most vulnerable populations. In 2007, AFD adopted an instrument dedicated to the financing … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Ukraine: USG Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, has announced the 2016-2017 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Subject to availability of funds, the Embassy will award small grants as described below to Ukrainian and U.S.-based non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. The program seeks to highlight and celebrate the connections between the United States and Ukraine, strengthen bilateral relations, and increase mutual understanding between the people of … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: 2017 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute

Deadline: 20 February 2017 The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Bern is seeking applications for its 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute for students from the age of 16 to 18. The four-week institute will address important issues such as youth engagement, democracy and civil society development, and economic prosperity. The program will take place in June – July 2017 (exact dates will be communicated later) and will be hosted by Wake Forest University … [Read more...]

OSF-Armenia Call for Proposals: Policy Fellowship Initiative 2017

Deadline: 25 January 2017 The Open Society Foundations (OSF), Armenia is seeking proposals for its Policy Fellowship Initiative 2017 in order to carry out rigorous and innovative study identifying the most fundamental open society challenges, developing practical solutions and advocating towards their implementation. Thematic Areas                                Government accountability and corruption prevention in the good governance framework Policies and Strategies to Promote … [Read more...]

RCC Small Grants: Supporting Governance, Rule of Law and Security Cooperation

Deadline: 15 February 2017 The Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat (RCC) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the actions under the SWP 2017 -2019 in the Southeast Europe (SEE) region with financial assistance from the RCC Small Grants Instrument. Objectives To enable interventions with a wider-ranging impact across several dimensions and policy areas, focused on reducing – and where possible removing – obstacles to mobility, connectivity and competitiveness in SEE. To … [Read more...]

Black Sea Trust Call for Proposals: Inviting Civil Society for Safeguarding Democracy

Deadline: 17 March 2017 The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation is inviting civil society for its safeguarding democracy project proposals that play a fundamental role in defending and advancing fundamental human values like human rights, freedom, justice, rule of law, equality, prosperity, in promoting good governance, and supporting a free and independent media. Focus Areas Countering the anti-western propaganda Debunking fake news and advancing media literacy Promoting … [Read more...]

Tinker Foundation’s Institutional Grants Program: Improving the Lives of Latin Americans

Deadline: 1  March 2017 The Tinker Foundation is seeking applications for its Institutional Grants Program to improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Foundation encourages collaboration among organizations in the United States and Latin America and prefers to fund those institutions that are actively engaged with external stakeholders in addressing an issue of concern. Funding for general support may be considered on a limited basis. Focus Areas The Foundation has identified program areas … [Read more...]

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