Grants & Fellowships


ACSSI Fellowship Announcement | En Francais

African Civil Society Support Initiative Fellowship Program The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) in collaboration with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the African Civil Society Support Initiative Regional Fellowship Program for a 3-4 weeks Fellowship Programme. The Fellowship, which is the 2nd under the African Civil Society Support Initiative, will offer the opportunity to civil society leaders with a focus on Freedom of Association and Assembly to work with an appropriate host NGO in another country in the region, identified by ICNL and ACDHRS. Fellows will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experience with NGO partners during the Fellowship, be further equipped with practical skills needed to advance civil society law initiatives, gain exposure, and build or strengthen regional coalitions for reform. Read more

The application deadline is September 30, 2014. For more information or to submit an application, please contact


ICNL Education Initiative: Call for Expressions of Interest from Sub-Saharan Africa

In order to determine interest in a potential call for applications, ICNL is inviting written expressions of interest from eligible applicants who would like to create, refine or expand a course (or syllabus/syllabi or course modules or a full curriculum) addressing the legal framework for civil society and to integrate that course (or syllabi or course modules or full curriculum) into the university curriculum. Read more

For more information, please contact Emerson Sykes at

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