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 …

Global Change Leaders [Coady International Institute – St. Francis Xavier University]

Applications Close 22.11 2019. Seven-week education program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support. It provides successful candidates with a scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. The next session will be hosted June 1 – …

Immigration and Immigrant Integration Research Grants [Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration]

Letters of Inquiry due 21.8 2019. Support for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Proposals for comparative, cross-national work will be considered only if they have strong implications for U.S.-centered issues. Particular interest is extended to novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data. Methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration are encouraged. …

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship [Harvard Kennedy School]

Spring Semester (February – May) applications due 1.8 2019. The Fellowship advances research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitates a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; and provides an opportunity for reflection. The primary focus of a fellow is to research and write a paper on a media/politics topic. During the semester fellows will attend regular events hosted by the Center, including thought-provoking speakers from the media and social gatherings. Fellows leave the Center having made lasting friendships and important …

Call for Papers: SSEES Conference ‘1989’s Loose Ends’

Submissions Close 31.7 2019. On its 30th-anniversary, papers are invited that challenge the understanding of 1989 as a fundamentally Cold War, Eurocentric event with established historicity and geography. How might we address the impact of 1989 on art, history, literature, culture and philosophy and how do these, in turn, inform our understanding of this event? And how might we observe these loose ends in a way that does not merely look back to the ‘good old days,’ but addresses also the bad new ones? Scholars …

Call for Proposals: National Endowment for Democracy

Due Date: 21.6 2019. 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 …

Social Media and Democracy Research Grants [Social Science Research Council]

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants should examine the impact of social media and related digital technologies on democracy and elections, generate insights to inform policy at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy, and advance new avenues for future research. Researchers whose proposals are selected for support will receive research funding via the Social Science Research Council and access to Facebook data via Social Science One. Funding requests may not exceed USD $50,000 inclusive of any institutional indirect costs, which may not …

Immigration and Immigrant Integration Research Grants [Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration]

Letter of Inquiry due 23.5 2019. Support for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Proposals for comparative, cross-national work will be considered only if they have strong implications for U.S.-centered issues. Particular interest is extended to novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data. Methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration are encouraged. …