International Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Seeking Proposals for Local Partners in Brazil

Deadline: 20 November 2017

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is currently seeking proposals from local partners in Brazil for a sub-grant of up to US$15,000 for activities related to current legal challenges affecting civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country. The sub-grant will support the efforts of local partners to:

  • Assess those legal challenges based on domestic, international, and comparative law;
  • Raise the awareness of Brazilians across sectors regarding the legal issues assessed; and
  • Advance collective action to promote or defend civic space


The legal environment for civil society in Brazil is shaped by a broad range of laws; project proposals related to diverse relevant laws are eligible for support through this competition. Illustrative examples of project themes that may be considered are laws and practices related to:

  • Peaceful assembly and protest
  • Anti-corruption
  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing
  • Social enterprise;
  • Preferential tax treatment for not-for-profit organizations and their donors
  • Indigenous associations
  • Freedom of expression

Eligibility Criteria

This research call is open to individuals or organizations, including CSOs and academic institutions.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures;
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise related to the issue proposed;
  • Quality of proposal, including innovation, methodology, feasibility, and likelihood that it will contribute to improving the legal environment for civil society;
  • Timeline;
  • Proposed budget and apparent value for cost; and
  • Commitment to continued engagement following conclusion of proposed activities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the required documents via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Brazil

For more information, please download the pdf Call for Proposals.


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