Monday, March 16, 2009

GRANTS- The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project

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GRANTS- The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project

Posted by: Kristin Whitehead <>

Call for Proposals: Central Eurasia Project

The Open Society Institute's Central Eurasia Project offers grants to
international and regional NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks
and other structures to help build local capacity, to bring
international expertise to bear on the region, and to promote
cooperation between local activists and international civic movements
in the fields of human rights, labor migration, electricity and
hydropower governance and social and economic rights. The ultimate
goal of such activity is to strengthen civic leaders in the region and
construct support networks for them within international structures
and movements.

The Central Eurasia Project's grant-making generally dovetails with its
research and advocacy agenda. While CEP does not limit the amount that
can be requested in a grant application, it encourages applicant
organizations to demonstrate funding from other donors. Both single
and multi-year proposals are accepted. With the exception of
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the Central Eurasia Project will not
consider proposals for projects implemented in a single country and
benefiting solely the population of that country. Such project
proposals should be addressed to the Soros foundations in the
respective countries

In 2009, Central Eurasia Project funds are available in the following
programmatic areas: Human Rights, Labor Migration, Electricity and
Hydropower Transparency, and Social and Economic Rights.

How to Apply

If you believe that your project meets the above-mentioned criteria,
the Central Eurasia Project invites you to submit a one-page letter of
inquiry in English summarizing your organization's mission and the
proposed project's statement of purpose, main activities, and
requested budget by April 10, 2009. Letters of inquiry may be
submitted in Russian provided that they are accompanied by an English
translation. Upon reception of your letter of inquiry, the Central
Eurasia Project will consider your proposed project and will notify
you by April 17, 2009 with an invitation to submit a full grant
application should the project meet CEP criteria. Full grant
applications will be accepted in English or in Russian. The deadline
for submission of grant applications is May 15, 2009.

Please visit for a
detailed description of programmatic areas and for
complete grant guidelines.

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