European Union: Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform

Deadline: 22 September 2016 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for a programme entitled “Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform”  with an aim to enable civil society to contribute to the Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform process including through domestic election observation, provision of legal aid to citizens to defend their electoral rights, and civic and voter education. Size of Grants Any grant requested under … [Read more...]

European Union: Supporting Conflict Prevention, Peace-building & Crisis Preparedness

Deadline: 14 September 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations to provide support to in-country civil society actors in conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis preparedness” with an aim  to support (sub-national) and regional initiatives in countries affected by emerging from conflict or whose peace and stability is at risk and build in-country sustainable capacities for effective conflict management and peace-building. Objectives To … [Read more...]

Dekabristen e.V.: Seeking Applications for Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: 1 August 2016 Dekabristen e.V.  is currently inviting applications for its Artist in Residence Program “Creative Peacebuilding”.  Artistic expression, a universal tongue regardless of nation and creed, becomes one of the sole means to fostering sympathy and understanding between warring parties. The program will begin with an introductory seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 9-11, 2016. After the seminar, the participants will spend up to 4 weeks in artist residencies organized … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2016 N-Peace Awards!

Deadline: 29 July 2016 Applicants are invited to apply for 2016 N-Peace Awards with an aim to support women’s leadership for peace and social cohesion in Asia. Eligibility Criteria I: Untold Stories – women transforming their communities (one from each country) Women from the Philippines, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka or Pakistan are eligible. Must be aged 30 years or older and must not have previously won an N-Peace Award. Must uphold the values of gender … [Read more...]

CD-UNITED Call for Proposals for Democracy in Action Programme

Deadline: 31 December 2016 The Community of Democracies invites organizations to apply for funding through its CD-UNITED program entitled “Democracy in Action: Expanding Civil Society Space” which provides financial support to projects that support and strengthen democracy. CD-UNITED is the Community’s flagship initiative that seeks to finance projects and initiatives that support and strengthen democracy, promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and build civil society around the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 Public Peace Prize!

Deadline: 1 January 2017 Nominations are open for 2017 Public Peace Prize with an aim to foster greater recognition for peacemakers and peace initiatives around the world by the general public: on local, national and international levels. The Public Peace Prize is the only peace prize in the world based on the public’s choices that helps make better known people and initiatives working for peace and reconciliation, non-violence and mutual aid. Proposing Candidate Anyone can propose a … [Read more...]

FBA 1325 Grants: Women’s Participation in Issues concerning Peace and Security

Deadline: 1 November 2016 Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) is currently inviting organizations or foundations for its 1325 Grants, a UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR), highlighting the importance of women’s participation and protection in conflict and post-conflict situations. Each year the FBA grants funds to projects that support the implementation of those resolutions that promote women’s equal participation in issues concerning peace and security, as well as programmes aiming to support … [Read more...]

National Endowment for Democracy: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

Deadline: 15 October 2016 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking applicants for its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, which offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies … [Read more...]

IPRA Peace Research Grants Program: Enhancing the Processes of Peace

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF) is seeking applicants for its Peace Research Grants Program in order to enhance the processes of peace. The IPRA Foundation began as a depository of funds brought in by people with specific projects. The main task was to invest those funds safely in socially acceptable enterprises and pay them out as needed. Grants Information The larger grants available will be up to $5,000. Eligibility Criteria … [Read more...]

Niwano Peace Foundation: Grant Program 2016

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Niwano Peace Foundation is currently inviting applications for its Grant Program with an aim to build a world of peace and coexistence.  The Foundation makes grants in order to provide active encouragement for activities undertaken in a religious spirit and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social … [Read more...]

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Seeking Proposals for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence in LMICs

Deadline: 1 October 2016 The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) in partnership with the World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the South African Medical Research Council. In 2003, recognizing the need for more research on sexual violence, especially in resource poor … [Read more...]

Public Affairs Section: Effective Communication Strategies to Prevent and Counter Violence Against Women

Deadline: 22 September 2016 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is soliciting proposals for a program entitled “Effective Communication Strategies to Prevent and Counter Violence Against Women”.  The program would bring together American and Indian gender specialists to share best practices in creating awareness and preventing GBV, and how those communication strategies can be tailored to meet the needs of the local environment. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a large-scale … [Read more...]

Let’s Give (Wo) Men a Chance: Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Open Society Fund, Prague is currently inviting organisations for bilateral funds for a programme entitled "Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance/Domestic and Gender-based violence" to support projects focusing on equal opportunities for women and men in both their professional and personal lives, on the prevention of domestic violence and to helping its victims in the Czech Republic. The program is open for applications under the Let’s Give … [Read more...]

UNESCO MGIEP Conference: TAGe on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education

Deadline: 5 August 2016 Are you between ages 25 to 35? Are you engaged in PVE/E or related domain as an educator, trainer, practitioner, member of a non-Governmental organization, media professional, documentary filmmaker, private sector professional, policy maker, researcher, academic, or in any other capacity? Do you have success stories or innovative initiatives to share, and wish to contribute to the global conversation on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education? Then apply for … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Seeking Applications for Global Anti-Corruption Consortium Projects

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the program entitled "Global Anti-Corruption Consortium" with an aim to support civil society-led investigations and efforts combating endemic, high-level corruption. The goal of the project is to promote a global, transnational approach to uncovering instances of corruption and encouraging and facilitating action by … [Read more...]

Department of State: Peace and Security for Colombian Women in Post-Accord Colombia

Deadline: 9 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy Bogota announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects entitled "Peace and Security for Colombian Women in Post-Accord Colombia" that address the need to engage and support women, peace, minorities, and vulnerable populations through inclusive social, economic, political, leadership, and health programs, to promote women’s participation in post-accord Colombia. Women in Colombia are victims of domestic … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy for Mexican Women: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Deadline: 21 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is pleased to announce a new program entitled “Financial Literacy for Mexican Women” whose aim is to break the cycle of violence by teaching women and girls the financial skills necessary to be independent and avoid entering or remaining in abusive relationships for economic reasons. Women and girls need to learn basic financial skills so that they can manage their own finances, establish positive credit histories, and become eligible … [Read more...]

UNDP: Undertaking Research project(s) on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa

Deadline: 9 August 2016 UNDP Regional Support Centre for Africa (RSC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, invites interested universities, think tanks and research institutions to indicate their interest in undertaking research project(s) under the UNDP regional and multi-country Programme on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa. The program is a four (4) year regional project anchored in the Regional Programme based on an extensive consultation process with the African Union, Regional … [Read more...]

European Union Call for Proposals: Victims of Gender-based Violence and Early Prevention Program

Deadline: 8 March 2017 The European Union is seeking proposals for a program entitled "Victims of gender-based violence and early prevention" with an aim to contribute to the protection of and the support of victims of gender-based violence and the enforcement of legislation supporting such victims, as well as to the treatment of perpetrators of such violence. To ensure access to justice, protection and support, it aims to empower victims to report gender-based violence. Proposals shall … [Read more...]

IRCT Centre Support Grants 2016: Supporting Rehabilitation Centres for the Effective Treatment of Torture Victims

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is currently inviting proposals for IRCT Centre Support Grants 2016, in order to support rehabilitation centres’ efforts to ensure that torture victims have access to professional and effective treatment. Priority Areas The grant must be used for activities related to the rehabilitation of torture victims, but is otherwise unrestricted.  However, applications will be assessed in line with the … [Read more...]

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