العربية

AFAN Research Program

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The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the availability of four research grants of up to $5,000 USD for the preparation of research papers on topics relating to the legal environment for civil society and freedom of association and assembly. Grants are available to civil society organizations or individuals from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Yemen. Research projects may take the form of, for example:

  • a survey and analysis of laws in the region governing freedom of assembly, including laws governing public protests, gatherings, and demonstrations;
  • tools to help civil society organizations comply with existing law;
  • model mechanisms or recommendations to promote public participation or CSO-Government cooperation;
  • research papers and materials that can be used in university-level courses, or
  • papers detailing techniques for safeguarding civil society against legal threats.

This is a non-exhaustive illustrative list. You are welcome and encouraged to propose other innovative research types of projects or areas of focus relevant to advancing the legal framework for civil society in your country or region.

Proposals will be reviewed and considered upon submission, but in no event should proposals be submitted later than June 24, 2013. All research should be completed by July 31, 2013 and the final paper submitted by August 30, 2013. All completed research will be published online and be made available to the public via ICNL’s Arab Freedom of Association Network web portal.

Apply online now or contact Lana Marouf of ICNL LLC by email at lmarouf@icnl.org for more information. Please note that all applications must be submitted online. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.