Open Funding

This page lists open or cycling funding opportunities.  Any revolving deadlines appear in bold.

Eurasia Partnership Foundation – Open Door Grant Program

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) invites civil society organizations registered in Georgia (unions, foundations, community-based organizations, coalitions and the media) to participate in the Foundation’s Open Door grant program. This program is designed to test short-term, innovative projects in new fields. EPF places special emphasis on funding recently founded organizations or riskier project ideas that have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale.

EPF accepts applications through the Open Door grant program throughout the year (i.e. there is NO explicit deadline). Projects should correspond with the Foundation’s mission to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Projects should fall within EPF’s mandate areas: Civic Participation and Monitoring, Corporate and Community Philanthropy, Research and Policy Capacity Building, Business Environment Improvement and Cross Border Cooperation. For more information about these mandates and the Open Door program, please visit EPF’s website.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.epfound.ge/english/whats-new/announcements/open-door-grant-program.html

Eurasia Partnership Foundation – 2014 Small Grants Competition Empowering Grassroots Civil Society Organizations

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for projects aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia under EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change Program. The call is specifically designed to strengthen the organizational capacity of grassroots CSOs and to increase their effective and sustained engagement in the decision-making processes at a local level, so as to address the problems of their constituencies.

For the details of the call, please visit: http://www.epfound.ge/english/whats-new/announcements/small-grants-competition.html

Call for Research Proposals: Policy Fellowship Initiative 

The OSIAF-Armenia announces the Policy Fellowship for policy researchers eager to carry out rigorous and innovative study identifying the most fundamental open society challenges and developing practical solutions by conducting primary research into specific policy issues. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research on any policy-relevant topics or any combination of open society pressing themes in Armenian context that include but are not limited to the areas presented below (1) socio economic policies (2) Government accountability and transparency; (3) good governance and corruption control; (4) human rights; (5) migration and labour rights; (6) education policies; (7) rule of law and justice; (8) digitalization policies; (9) value based EU integration. The Fellowship is intended to attract civil society representatives, university faculty, policy analysts and advisers with an advanced university degree in political science, law, social science, economics, international relations or related fields. Questions on the application process should be send to Policy Fellowship Program coordinator Mariam Matevosyan via e-mail  mmariam@osi.am or by phone 53-67-58; 53-38-62.

For the Fellowship guidelines and additional information see the attachments or visit http://www.osi.am/announcements.asp To be considered for the Policy Fellowship, applicants should submit a research proposal in English, resume and optional sample of previous work (preferably related to the proposed field of research) toregister@osi.am by 5 pm on September 13, 2013. For more detail, please also attend the Information Session held on September 6 at 5 pm, in Golden Tulip Hotel, Verdi Hall.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/

This web site provides background on the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of Krikor Zohrab, a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.

Funding Interests:
1.    Graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).
2.    Independent research or study projects.
3.    Publications focusing on Armenian studies.

Geographic Focus: National

Restrictions:
1.    Fellowships are restricted to graduate students who are United States citizens attending an accredited and designatedinstitution of higher education within the United States.View the list of designated institutions
The program of study need not be limited to Armenian studies, and candidates can be of any national descent. Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies. In the case of undergraduate liberal arts colleges, students in their senior year are eligible to apply for a fellowship to fund their future graduate work. Please contact your school’s financial aid or fellowship office for more information and to obtain an application.
2.    Independent research and study grants are restricted to scholars who are based in and conducting research in the United States. PLEASE NOTE: Independent research and study grants are offered only on rare occasion.
3.    The Fund also makes grants to support the publication of dissertations or historical or literary works focusing on Armenian culture or history.
Additional conditions apply for all three programs.

Eligibility: Fellowship candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need and be attending a designated college or university.

Grant Information: Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and provide an annual $18,000 stipend for living expenses. Publication grants vary depending on magnitude of the publication.

Grant Cycle:
1.    Fellowship applications are distributed to designated universities in October, applications are due in January and decisions are made in April/May.
2.    Publications deadlines are April 15th and November 15th.

Type of Support: Tuition and living expenses; research and publishing costs.

JPMorgan Chase Relationship: Sole Trustee

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