KIOS Call for Proposals 2018: Strengthening the Realization of Human Rights Defenders


Deadline: 20 March 2018

KIOS Foundation has announced a call for proposals 2018 to strengthen the realization of human rights by supporting the human rights work of civil society in developing countries.

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Priority Groups

Special emphasis is given to proposals focusing on women’s rights and gender equality, human rights defenders, the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups as well as advocacy work related to the rights of these priority groups.

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Project Duration

The first KIOS grant is always for a one-year (12 months) or shorter project. Applications requesting funding for longer projects are not eligible.

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Types of Projects

Typical human rights projects/programs funded by KIOS include:

  • Human rights campaigning, lobbying and advocacy
  • Human rights monitoring and documentation
  • Human rights awareness raising and education
  • Providing legal aid and assistance
  • Capacity building
  • Public interest and strategic litigation
  • Improving access to justice
  • Improving access to services
  • Protection of human rights defenders
  • Networking
  • Regional cooperation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Local civil society organisations, groups and networks working on human rights issues in the geographical areas mentioned below.
  • Regional human rights initiatives of civil society actors from the regions mentioned below.
  • Please note that each applicant can only submit one application on this call for proposals.
  • Organisations that have previously received KIOS funding can apply, but only after the previous project funded by KIOS has been completed.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form and send it via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries

For more information, please visit KIOS Call for Proposals.

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