Grants & Fellowships


Call for Proposals: Fellowships to Promote Research on the Legal Framework for Civil Society

ICNL is pleased to announce the availability of 6 new research fellowships, open to applicants from Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Peru. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for up to 4 weeks during July-December 2017 to conduct research on the legal framework for civil society. Read more


Call for Proposals: Mekong Digital Surveillance Law Research

ICNL is pleased to invite applications from local partners in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for a research grant pursuant to the NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program (LEEP). Research will focus on gathering all relevant laws on digital and communications surveillance, analyzing those laws in accordance with domestic jurisprudence, and comparing those laws to international standards and principles. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Call for Proposals: Expanding Civic Space through Advocacy and Media Capacity in Tanzania

ICNL is inviting written proposals from eligible organizations who would like to improve the legal environment that protects the fundamental rights of association, assembly and expression and expand operating space at the local, national and regional levels in Tanzania and the East Africa region more broadly. Applications for support are accepted on a rolling basis through May 2017, or until all grant funds are awarded. Proposals are welcome from any organization operating in Tanzania. Read more

Call for Proposals: ICNL Educational Initiatives in Asia

ICNL is inviting written expressions of interest from eligible applicants in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) who would like to create, refine or expand a course addressing the legal framework for civil society and to integrate that course into the university curriculum. Deadline: May 31, 2017.  Read more

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