Grants & Fellowships


Fellowships to Promote Research on the Freedoms of Expression and Information and Other Human Rights Necessary for the Vibrant Functioning of Civil Society

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the availability of 3 new research fellowships. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for 3-4 weeks during March/April/May 2016 to conduct research on the right to freedom of expression and/or information as these rights relate to the vibrant functioning of civil society.  The fellowships are open to applicants from all countries listed in the DAC list of ODA Recipients. Read more.


Call for Proposals: Protecting Civic Space in Kenya and Uganda

ICNL is pleased to invite proposals for subgrants as part of the to the “Protecting Civic Space in Kenya and Uganda” program. Through this program, ICNL seeks to strengthen civil society’s ability to successfully advocate for an improved legal environment that protects the fundamental rights to association, assembly and speech and expands operating space at the regional and national levels in Kenya and Uganda. To achieve these program goals, ICNL will provide subgrants to support innovative projects and provide technical assistance to grantees as needed. Read more

Call for Research Project Applications: Freedoms of Association and Expression in Indonesia

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to invite applications for a research grant pursuant to the NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program (LEEP). ICNL will support a local partner in preparing a research paper that analyzes two recent Constitutional Court decisions in Indonesia and their implications for the freedoms of association and expression. 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