Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program [Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society @ CUNY]

Applications Close 20.1 2020. Program will provide leadership training through seminars with Third-sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), where they will attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models. During the program, participants pursue an individualized research project and develop a professional presentation to disseminate their findings. Program …

Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies [University of Michigan]

Applications Close 15.1 2020. Two-year fellowship supports multidisciplinary research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracy and autocracy either emerge and endure or falter and fail. Open to scholars who have received their Ph.D. since 2018. The fellowship period is from September 2020 – August 2022. Up to two awards are available for the 2020-22 fellowship. WCED Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to focus on their own research, participate in occasional WCED workshops and events, and present at least one public …

Digital Civil Society Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship [Stanford University]

Applications Close 13.1 2020. The Digital Civil Society Lab envisions an independent civil society that thrives in the digital age through the safe, ethical and effective use of private digital resources for public benefit. The Lab brings promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1-2 year appointments as postdoctoral fellows. Each fellow will be primarily affiliated with the Digital Civil Society Lab, and potentially cross-affiliated with a department or school at Stanford University depending on the fellow’s specific disciplinary focus. Open to applications from candidates representing …

National Endowment for Democracy Grants Program

Due Date: 10.1 2020. Support available to NGOs (including civic organizations, associations, independent media, and similar groups) for nonpartisan programs in the following thematic areas: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law Support freedom of information and independent media Strengthen democratic ideas and values Promote accountability and transparency Strengthen civil society organizations Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions Promote civic education Support democratic conflict resolution Promote freedom of association Strengthen a broad-based market economy Grant amounts vary depending on the size and …

Draper Hills Summer Program 2020 [Stanford University]

Closing Date 1.1 2020. Three-week intensive academic training program that is hosted annually at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The program brings together a group of 25 to 30 mid-career practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from all regions of the world. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work. During the summer (12-31 July …

2019 Call to Civil Society to Apply for Funding [United Nations Democracy Fund]

Closing Date 22.12 2019. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF projects are two years long. Applicants can request a grant of a minimum of USD 100,000 and a maximum of USD 300,000. Focus Areas: Community Activism, Electoral Processes, Gender Equality, Media and Freedom of Information, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Strengthening Civil Society, Interaction with Government, Tools for Knowledge, Youth Engagement The large majority of UNDEF …

Small Grants Program – U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic

Closing Date: 15.12 2019. Open competition for organizations to carry out programs with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic. Proposals should target participants or audiences located within the Czech Republic, with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives: Transition to Democracy / Strengthening Civil Society Critical Thinking / Media Literacy Entrepreneurship Gender Equality & Women Empowerment Cyber Security Sports and Cultural programing Educational initiatives …

Senior International Fellows Program [Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society @ CUNY]

Applications Close 22.11 2019. Program offers professional development through seminars, meetings with Third Sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework. The program is designed for decision-makers in community philanthropy who are committed to strengthening civil society capacity in countries around the globe. The program will run from 15 April – 13 May 2020. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York in midtown Manhattan, where they attend weekly seminars, explore the work …

Small Grants Program – U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic

Closing Date: 15.12 2019. Open competition for organizations to carry out programs with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic. Proposals should target participants or audiences located within the Czech Republic, with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives: Transition to Democracy / Strengthening Civil Society Critical Thinking / Media Literacy Entrepreneurship Gender Equality & Women Empowerment Cyber Security Sports and Cultural programing Educational initiatives …

Increasing Civil Society Organization Resiliency in Changing Civic Spaces

Apply by 8.11 2019. PartnersGlobal, in partnership with the CIVICUS Network and other consortium members with support from USAID, is seeking applications from local civil society organizations interested in strengthening their resiliency in the face of potential impacts of growing restrictions on civic freedoms of association, assembly, and expression. The Resiliency+ Process will take selected organizations through a structured assessment and capacity building process to increase their organizational resilience over a period of 12 months. Participating organizations will have a better understanding of their internal …