Grants & Fellowships


Fellowships to Promote Research on the Legal Framework for Civil Society 

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the availability of 4 new research fellowships. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for 3-4 weeks during June/July/August 2014 to conduct research on the legal framework for civil society.  The fellowships are open to applicants from:

  • Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Asia: Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Europe and Eurasia: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine (candidates from other Eurasian countries may contact ICNL to determine whether they are eligible);
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil, Panama, and Guatemala
  • Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Yemen

For more information, please click here.


Lifeline: The Embattled CSO Assistance Fund

ICNL is part of the civil society consortium led by Freedom House implementing Lifeline: the Embattled CSO Assistance Fund. This fund, which is supported by 17 governments and 2 foundations, provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations under threat or attack and advocacy support responding to broader threats to civil society.  ICNL grant support focuses on civil society law reform.

Applications for advocacy support are accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information, please contact Brittany Grabel at