SIU’s Eurasia Programme 2017! Apply for Project Development Funding

Deadline: 6 November 2017

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is inviting Norwegian institutions of higher education to apply for project development funding, to facilitate applications for long-term (3-years) project cooperation in the Eurasia Programme.

The overall aim of the programme is to contribute to renewal and internationalisation of higher education in the cooperating countries, as a means to provide a basis for political and economic reforms, stimulate to a sustainable development, increase the level of education in the population and increase respect for human rights.

This call will fund preparatory visits and development of project proposals related to the Eurasia Programme. The programme supports collaboration projects with higher education institutions in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Grant Information

 A maximum of NOK 1 000 000 is available in this call. Projects may be awarded up to NOK 60 000.


The following activities may be included in the application:

  • Travel and meeting costs for visits between the project partners
  • Salary and indirect costs up to 30 per cent of the total project budget.
  • Other relevant costs

Selection Criteria

  • The eligible applications’ relative strength will be assessed on the degree to which they are deemed able to meet the following selection criteria:
    • The application meets the aim, objectives and criteria of the main call for applications in the Eurasia Programme.
    • The likelihood that the project development funding will lead to a project proposal of high quality.
    • The demonstrated added value of the project development funding. Partners who already have a history of collaboration must demonstrate the additional value of the project development funding, and why these activities could not be expected to have been carried out as part of the previous or ongoing collaboration.
    • The overall quality of the application, including the description of activities, alignment of proposed activities with budget allocations, and demonstration of cost-efficiency.
  • Priority may be given to applicants who have not previously received Eurasia Project Development Funding.

How to Apply

Applications must be written in English and be submitted fully completed, including attachments online via given website.

For more information, please visit Project Development Funding.


Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship: Seeking Applications for Micro Grants

Fonds SUEZ: Improving the Living Conditions and Autonomy of Persons in Developing Countries

USAID/Lebanon: Higher Education Scholarships Program

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation, Active Citizenship and Human Rights in Greece

BBC Children in Need: Inviting Charities and Not-For-Profit Organisations for Small Grants Programme

U.S. Embassy in Malaysia: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

DFID: Support for the Federal Government of Somalia to Strengthen Domestic Revenue Generation and Macroeconomic Management

Embassy of Japan in Uganda: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Canadian Women’s Foundation: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Annual Violence Prevention Grants Program

U.S. Embassy in Kyiv: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Education and Culture

Applications Open for “USAID HARMONI-Towards Inclusion and Resilience” Program!

Levi Lassen Foundation: Seeking Funding Applications from NGOs

SRCI Arts Grants: Promoting Conservation and Dissemination of Afghanistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

USAID DAI/Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) Program for Afghanistan

Embassy of the United States in Chile: Inviting Applicants for Opportunity Fund Program

UN Women Call for Proposals: Implementation of Awareness-raising among Refugee and Migrant Women on How to Access Justice Services

DFID Call for Applications: General Economic Development Framework

DFID Call for Applications: Economic Growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

DFID Call for Applications: Specialist Economic Development Framework

Applications Open for The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd’s Grant Program!

Innovate UK Business Funding: Ideas for Cutting-Edge Innovations

Swedish Institute: Seed Funding for Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region

Mind & Life Institute: Seeking Letters of Intent for PEACE Grants Program

The Fore Grants Program: Supporting Charities based in the United Kingdom