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Grant Opportunities

Due Date

Funding Agency

Pivot ID #

Solicitation Title

Link

Description

Amount

Individual or Institutional

Continuous

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD)

109998

Visiting Personnel Training, Scholarship, or Fellowship Research Program or Curriculum Development or Provision

http://goo.gl/MUBtmE

 

The Special Programme "Security, Society, and the State" targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The focus lies on current, multi-faceted and dynamic security issues, the changing role of the state and the cooperation with non-governmental and traditional actors.

monthly stipend

both

Continuous

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD)

109996

Visiting Personnel Training, Scholarship, or Fellowship Research Program or Curriculum Development or Provision

http://goo.gl/GjpoJ6

The TFD is the first democracy assistance foundation to be established in Asia, being devoted to strengthening democracy and human rights in Taiwan and abroad. One of the TFD's core purposes is to promote the practice of democracy-building. In addition to promoting academic research, the TFD encourages students and practitioners to undertake practical projects that improve the quality of democracy or human rights protection in Taiwan. While scholarly research can pave the way for further achievements, the TFD also encourages applicants to design and carry out innovative projects that can make an immediate impact. Projects may include a scholarly component, but they should be focused on achieving demonstrable results. The fellowship enable fellows to reside in Taiwan for up to one year to carry out projects designed to assist Taiwan's democratic and human rights development.

Upper

$18,000

 

Continuous

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

31518

Book Awards

 

http://goo.gl/VYsq8D

 

Each year the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights presents an award to the book which "most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy's purposes - his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity

$2,500

individual

17 dec 2013

Rowntree Charitable Trust, Joseph (JRCT)

102142

Power and Responsibility

 

http://goo.gl/S1x4nH

 

Power and responsibility Work that encourages an appropriate relationship between people and the institutions that affect them; including the promotion of accountability, openness, responsiveness and a respect for human rights across the public and private sectors.

N/A

 

Both

26 feb 2014

Soros Foundation

Open Society Foundations

 

112684

Moving Walls Exhibition

 

http://goo.gl/OsPRXl

 

he Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations' mission

$2,000/$500

Individual

15 sept 2013/

01 mar 2014

Tinker Foundation

 

Institutional Grants

http://goo.gl/fxz1Hb

 

The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans.  Proposals should address one of these areas of interest: 1) Democratic Governance;  2) Education; 3) Sustainable Resource Management; 4) U.S. Policy toward Latin America; 5) Antarctica Science and Policy.  Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas.

 

Various

Institutional

3 oct 2013

NARA

90329

Publishing Historical Recordsa;  New Republic through the Modern Era

 

http://goo.gl/ql7QN4

 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance.  Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. 
Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.

 

$20,000-750,000

Institutional

12 jun 2014

NEH

126892

Bridging Cultures Through Film:  International Topics

 

http://goo.gl/KP2vX4

 

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.

 

$75,000-800,000

Institutional

Rolling

 

Compton Foundation

 

 

General Grants

 

http://goo.gl/rhh67u

 

While we will look across the spectrum of progressive issue areas, we have a particular interest in work happening within and between our traditional areas of work—peace, environment, and reproductive health and rights. Within those fields, we see particular momentum in the areas of sustainable food systems, money in politics, reproductive justice, and climate/energy solutions. We are also interested in exploring the fields of women in peace building and alternative economics.

 

$50,000

Institutional

Rolling

Ford Foundation

 

Brazil

http://goo.gl/XSFqMj

 

 

The goal of our work is to help change structures and policies that deepen the inequalities faced by marginalized groups.  We support efforts to bring positive change to key public systems and institutions that perpetuate inequality, discrimination and exclusion. We believe these steps will strengthen democracy and create a process for broader social justice change, where vulnerable groups across the country will have the opportunity to access public services and protect their rights.  Our grant making in the region is pursued through the following initiatives:  1)

Human Rights; 2) Sustainable Development; 3) Educational Opportunity and Scholarship; 4) Freedom of Expression

 

Various

Institutional

Rolling

Ford Foundation

 

Mexico and Central America

 

http://goo.gl/z2uTMi

 

The goal of our work is to address the challenges related to migration and reduce deep-rooted exclusion in the region.  Solving the structural problems that expel people from their places of origin has the potential to make migration an option rather than a necessity.  We pursue efforts to make migration safer, develop alternative approaches to restrictive policies and maximize positive aspects of migration.  Our grant making in this region is pursued through the following initiatives:  1) Democratic and Accountable Government; 2) Human Rights; 3) Economic Fairness; 4) Sustainable Development; 5) Freedom of Expression; 6) Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights

 

Various

Institutional

Rolling

Ford Foundation

 

Strengthening Human Rights Worldwide

 

http://goo.gl/0NdApd

 

The Strengthening Human Rights Worldwide initiative works at the global level. It aims to create a worldwide impact by working with international organizations as well as organizations based in the Global South.

 

Various

Institutional

Rolling

Hayek Fund

 

Hayek Fund for Faculty

http://goo.gl/tCpx1x

 

Student educational enhancement grants up to $5,000 for full-time faculty (including tenured) and teaching fellows working to share the ideas of liberty with undergraduate and master's students. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
•Reading groups
•Class trips
•Guest lectures
•Research Fellowships
•Seminars/Colloquia
•Debates
•Movie Viewings and Discussions
•Developing a new course

 

$750

Individual

Rolling

Open Society Foundations

 

 

Latin America Program

 

http://goo.gl/tNftjN

 

The Latin America Program of the Open Society Foundations focuses its funding on four issue areas:  1) Accountability and Transparency; 2) Policy Debate and Dialogue; 3) Human Rights; 4) Citizen Security

 

Various

Institutional

Rolling

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

 

General Grants

 

http://goo.gl/fYmiff

 

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund's (RBF) grantmaking is organized around three themes:  Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development, and three pivotal places:  New York City, Southern China, and the Western Balkans.

 

Various

Institutional

15 jan 2014

NSF

 

PD 98-1371

 

Political Science

 

http://goo.gl/V56TuH

 

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

 

Various

Institutional

31 oct 2013

SPF

48937

Regular Projects

 

http://goo.gl/1ob6d4

 

The following areas of interest are eligible for current funding: 1. Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community - Peace Building and Security Issues - Non-Traditional Security Issues 2. Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization - Market and Disparities Issues - Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement - Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society 3. Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan - Exchange Program between Japan and the United States.

$20,000-100,000

Institutional

31 jan 2014

Thought & Action Excellence in the Academy Awards - NEA Democracy in Higher Education Prize

 

43355

| Prize or Award

 

http://goo.gl/079m8d

 

The National Education Association (NEA) Excellence in the Academy Awards are intended to advance the association's commitment to higher education. The Thought & Action review panel will select the winning articles in each category from among those published in the 2013 issue of the journal. The NEA will award the Democracy in Higher Education Prize for an article that contributes to the expansion of the welcoming and democratic culture of higher learning and the ideals of tolerance, justice, and the unfettered pursuit of truth traditional to the academy.

$2,500

 

Continuous

Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)

Democratic Practice

 

129792

Program or Curriculum Development or Provision

http://goo.gl/R0KcqD

 

The fund is particularly interested in organizations that represent and project concerns coming from developing countries. Through the following strategies, the fund supports work to strengthen democracy in global governance. Strategies include: 1. Supporting work that improves access, participation, transparency, and accountability in global governance institutions and that promotes equitable and sustainable outcomes. The Fund will focus on the areas of climate change, development finance, and trade. It is especially interested in efforts that link effective responses to the climate crisis and key areas of global economic governance. 2. Supporting selected efforts to explore and advance new ideas, institutional arrangements, and advocacy approaches aimed at more effective and democratic decision-making in global governance.

various

 

15 oct 2013

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

International Forum for Democratic Studies

 

87162

Visiting Personnel Training, Scholarship, or Fellowship Research

http://goo.gl/OfRSMi

 

This program was established in 2001 with funding from the U.S. Congress to enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research arm located in Washington, DC. Dedicated to international exchange, the program offers a collegial environment for fellows to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington, DC; and build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy advocate

N/A

 

20 Feb 2014

United States Department of State (DOS)

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Sponsor ID: DRLA-DRLAQM-13-013    

141758

Program or Curriculum Development or Provision

http://goo.gl/zc61Zm

 

 

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in the Near East region. DRL seeks proposals for one Middle East/North Africa regional program in 2-3 countries focused on elections, targeting disabled persons' organizations (DPOs) in order to better include them in the political and legislative processes.

 

Upper-$500,000

 

27 Feb 2014

United States Department of State (DOS)

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Sponsor ID: DRLA-DRLAQM-13-016    

141954

Equipment or Materials Acquisition or Facility Use Research Contract or Tender

http://goo.gl/LAk0i6

 

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in developing projects that that support Internet freedom under the "Governing Justly and Democratically" Foreign Assistance program objective.

$500,000-2,300,000

 

31 may 2014

Gerda Henkel Stiftung / Gerda Henkel Foundation

135869

Publishing or Editorial Research

http://goo.gl/g7cyPx

 

The Special Programme "Security, Society, and the State" targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The focus lies on current, multi-faceted and dynamic security issues, the changing role of the state and the cooperation with non-governmental and traditional actors. The programme is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. The special programme "Security, Society, and the State" is aimed at humanities scholars and social scientists from all disciplines.

 

Upper- €100,000

 

Continuous

Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa

58070

Program or Curriculum Development or Provision

http://goo.gl/JZl3y9

1. Policy and Research Grants - Policy grants will be awarded to support efforts aimed at long-terms systemic change at the policy or legal level.

2. Anchor Grants - An anchor grantee is an institutional partner, with whom OSISA has a high degree of shared values. It is an organization that has strong capacity, and plays a unique role in the region.

3. Capacity-Building Grants - Capacity-building grants can be awarded to individual organizations that seek to work with a large cross section of a community, but the strong preference is that they be awarded to groups, networks or alliances of NGOs, or to institutions of higher education.

4. Core Grants - Primarily, core grants are awarded as seed or operational funding to support grantees with missions and programs that are aligned with OSISA aims and objectives. Core grants may be given to two primary categories of grantees: those that have achieved a high degree of professional development, are strong players in a given field, and need very little guidance or support

Upper- $50,000

 

16 Oct 2013

Human Rights Watch

102892

Training, Scholarship, or Fellowship

http://goo.gl/P2E8bx

The fellowships are for recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.

Upper- $50,000

 

Rolling, with a March 31st deadline

SPF

 

Asian/Middle East  development

http://goo.gl/tWsGe9

 

Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community

(1) Peace Building and Security Issues

(2) Non-Traditional Security Issues

Various

 

Rolling

Carnegie

 

International and State power and transition

http://goo.gl/NLLmzT

 

 

The Carnegie Corporation provides grants to International Peace and Security issues, especially when concerned with the transitions of states and the dynamics of global power.  

various