2013 call for proposals: Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Europe and Eurasia

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)
Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Europe and Eurasia (Azerbaijan, Moldova and Turkey)

Limited Submission URL can be found here.

IU Internal Deadline: 11/20/2013

Bureau Proposal Deadline: 12/18/2013

Brief Description: The DRL announces a RFP from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Europe and Eurasia outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting one of the following issues:

  • Moldova Minority Empowerment in Moldova (approximately $300,000 available)

DRL’s objective is to strengthen the capacity of minorities in Moldova to advocate for and improve their social, economic and political conditions. This program should focus on one of three areas: Civic Engagement, Social Inclusion or Education. Proposals should focus on more than one minority group and may include the Roma, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Gagauz, Jewish or other communities.

  • Turkey Connecting Civil Society, Citizens and Government (approximately $500,000 available)

DRL’s objective is to build the voice of civil society in ongoing debates about public policy and increase citizens’ awareness that they should be informed about and participate in the political process. The program should support civil society in advocating for stable democratic institutions, the rule of law, and protection of fundamental freedoms; and educate citizens on their right to participate in the political process.

  • Azerbaijan Civil Society Empowerment in Azerbaijan (approximately $500,000 available)

DRL’s objective is to strengthen the role of civil society in enhancing government accountability and respect for fundamental freedoms and rule of law in Azerbaijan. The program will encourage more collaboration among civil society efforts to promote an inclusive, accountable, just and participatory democratic system of government. The program should also support the efforts of civil society in human rights and anti-corruption advocacy, while assisting civil society leaders and NGOs in increased public outreach.

Limitation: Three per Indiana University (one per country)

An organization may submit no more than three proposals (one per country). Proposals that combine target countries and/or themes will be deemed technically ineligible.

To apply for IU Internal competition: For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission, limsub@iu.edu, by November 20, 2013 for internal coordination. It is highly recommended that you contact Donna Carter at limsub.iu.edu indicating your interest in this program to help expedite the review process.

  • 1-2 page Project Narrative indicating the country of interest at the top (limitation does not include references)
  • A letter of support from Chair or Dean
  • Abbreviated CV for the PI (not to exceed 3 pages)

IUPUI applicants must copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu.