International Center for Not-for-Profit Law announced 2019 Global Education Initiative Grants

Deadline: 29 March 2019

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) has announced a Global Education Initiative to support the study of civil society law at universities and schools of law at universities and schools of law in eligible developing countries worldwide.

The 2019 Global Education Initiative will provide grants to support the integration of civil society law courses into the curricula of universities and educational institutions. Grant amounts are not fixed, but successful grant applications have in past years ranged from $10,000 – $20,000.

Activities

The types of activities that ICNL can support include (but are not limited to):

  • The design of a course, module or full curriculum relating to civil society law, including the plan for integration of this into the university structure;
  • The preparation of a course syllabus or syllabi;
  • The preparation of course materials (incl. lesson plans, lectures, discussion questions, activities, etc.);
  • The translation of sample syllabi and/or course materials;
  • Training for academics/professors on civil society law.

Eligibility Criteria

The Global Education Initiative is open to any law professors, academics, and/or institutions located in countries currently listed on the DAC List of ODA recipient countries.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures;
  • Demonstrated commitment of applicant to promoting the study of civil society law;
  • Quality of proposed project, including the innovativeness of the proposal, the proposed methodology/design, feasibility of the project (e.g. activities are targeted to achieve stated results, and anticipated results are realistic and attainable);
  • Likelihood that the proposed project will advance the study of civil society law in the country and/or region;
  • Sustainability of the proposed project beyond the grant period;
  • Proposed budget and apparent value for money; and
  • Inclusion of reasonable indicators to measure project success.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by completing the application coversheet and submitting it, along with all required documents via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries

  • Least Developed Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.
  • Other Low-Income Countries: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe
  • Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories: Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories: Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.

For more information, please visit http://www.icnl.org/programs/global/fellowship/Global%20Educational%20Initiative_Call%20For%20Proposals_Jan.%202019.pdf

Source: Funds for NGOs

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