Matra – Call for Proposals 2017-18: Inviting Turkish Civil Society Organizations

Deadline: 7 January 2018 The Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is currently inviting Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organizations to submit new proposals to get support for their work. The Matra Social Transformation Programme is a bilateral assistance programme of the Netherlands that aims to support social transformation in countries neighbouring the European Union. It focuses on activities … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Slovakia: Inviting Applicants for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 December 2017 The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced that funding is available through the embassy’s Small Grants Program for awards up to $10,000. Small grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities. They support projects to: Increase Slovakia’s engagement in global peace and stability Strengthen the rule of law, government accountability, and anti-corruption efforts … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations: Soros Equality Fellowship to Support Emerging Midcareer Professionals

Deadline: 20 December 2017 The Open Society Foundations (OSF) is seeking applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship in order to support emerging midcareer professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field. The Open Society Foundations seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce projects with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of tools, … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 19 January 2018 The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through the Office of Public Affairs, is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. Themes Anti-corruption Transparency in government Human rights including rights for persons with disabilities and the LGBT community Youth employment and activism Media Euro-Atlantic integration Countering violent extremism Environment – … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Netherlands: 2018 Call for Proposals for Matra for European Cooperation Fund

Deadline: 15 December 2017 The Embassy of the Netherlands is currently inviting non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals for Matra for European Cooperation Fund. Matra for European Cooperation is a major programme run by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Matra for European Cooperation” focuses on activities that contribute to the development of a plural democracy, grounded in the rule of law, with room for dialogue between the government and civil society; to build … [Read more...]

Canon Collins Trust: Seeking Applications for Kader Asmal Fellowship

Deadline: 20 February 2018 The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with Canon Collins Trust is inviting applications for its scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland commencing in September 2018. The fellowship programme has two strands: 13 annual awards for postgraduate study in: Business Management Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management Management and Business Agriculture, Food Science & Nutrition Agriculture, Climate … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Armenia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 7 January 2018 U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia has announced the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program competition for fiscal year 2018 to fund initiatives that develop democracy, promote respect for human rights, and support civic education in Armenia. Focus Areas Special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on one or more of the following: Enhance cooperation among the media, civil society, and the general public to eliminate different forms of … [Read more...]

HCI Foundation’s Grant: Bringing about Change in Underdeveloped and Underprivileged Communities

Deadline: 15 December 2017 HCI Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program with an aim to bring about change in underdeveloped and underprivileged communities through working with partners and pooling resources. HCI Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of HCI, a black empowerment investment company that has its origins in the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union. To this end, building relationships with their beneficiaries, identifying their strengths … [Read more...]

4th Aegis Call for Proposals: Inviting Rwandan Researchers to Develop Policy-Relevant Academic Papers

Deadline: 19 November 2017 The Aegis Trust has launched a fourth call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) programme funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The programme supports Rwandan researchers to develop policy-relevant academic papers and associated policy briefs on a range of topics related to genocide prevention and peace building. Themes Memory, identity and narrative Reconciliation … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the Atlantic Fellowships!

Deadline: 19 December 2017 Are you a social change leader committed to advancing justice and equity? Do you want to understand the processes that are causing and deepening inequalities? Are you willing to join forces with a global network of peers to mount a collective challenge to inequality? If yes, then apply for Atlantic Fellowship. The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute is based at the London School of Economics and … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of DRL: Human Rights Curricula for Afghan Police Forces

Deadline: 9 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that facilitate enhancement of the human rights practices and awareness of the Afghan police/security forces under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI), particularly the Afghan National Police (ANP), and the Afghan Local Police (ALP). DRL’s goal is to support the Afghan … [Read more...]

Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Promoting Human Rights in Nicaragua

Deadline: 15 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that promote democracy and human rights in Nicaragua. Projects should support effective action by Nicaraguan civil society to collectively defend democracy and human rights according to the international commitments made by the Government of Nicaragua. Activities Support Human … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of DRL: Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

Deadline: 16 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support human rights defenders in Tajikistan. DRL’s goal is to identify avenues to support legally persecuted human rights defenders in Tajikistan. The bureau seeks proposals that will: address growing trends to silence dissent by jailing activists and their attorneys on broad … [Read more...]

Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Supporting Justice and Accountability Efforts in Tunisia

Deadline: 22 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support Tunisian-led justice and accountability efforts. DRL's objective is to support the advancement of Tunisia’s transitional justice process, in collaboration with key government and civil society partners. Program Approaches Building the capacity of relevant institutions, … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Developing the Capacity of Mexican Justice Sector Operators within the New Criminal Justice System

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations with expertise in improving the quality of justice in Mexico by ensuring that the Mexican citizenry have a reliable, trustworthy, capable, and transparent criminal justice system. The purpose of this project is to enhance citizen security by advocating … [Read more...]

UN Habitat Call For Proposals: Small Public Space Implementation Projects

Deadline: 14 November 2017 UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result: The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical preconditions for poverty reduction and … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Access to Justice for all Jamaica Program

Deadline: 20 December 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Access to Justice for all Jamaica” in order to strengthen the role played by civil society in promoting the rule of law and improvement in justice services especially for vulnerable citizens. Objectives To reinforce victim support services, mediation, restorative justice and other alternative dispute resolution services To contribute to improved … [Read more...]

Save the Children Call for Proposals: The Civic Engagement for a Functional Judiciary System and Access to Justice in Albania

Deadline: 15 December 2017 Save the Children (SC) and the Centre of Integrated Legal Services and Practices (CILSP) are seeking proposals for its project entitled “The Civic Engagement for a Functional Judiciary System and Access to Justice in Albania” (CEFJSAJA), financed by the European Union (EU). The Overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the empowerment of civil society in actively participating and influencing the proper functioning of the judiciary system in Albania. … [Read more...]

Open Society Public Health Program: Advancing the Health and Human Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

Deadline: 30 November 2017 The Open Society Public Health Program is currently inviting concept forms from civil society organizations and networks that seek to advance the health and human rights of sex workers in Europe. This call provides two tracks for funding: Unrestricted organizational support for organizations that primarily work on sex workers’ rights Project-based support for organizations whose mission extend beyond sex workers’ rights, or for organizations that already … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: ARASA 2018 Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme

Deadline: 30 November 2017 Are you passionate about making a change in your community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of key populations and people living with HIV or TB? Are you committed to advocating for a human rights-based response to HIV, TB and sexual and reproductive health? Do you wish you had the knowledge and tools to strengthen your advocacy work for a rights-based response to HIV, TB and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)? If yes then apply for ARASA … [Read more...]