RFP: Grant Opportunity to Support USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Work

USAID’s Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) program, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), has just published a new grant opportunity for researchers to support USAID’s work in democracy, human rights, and governance. We wanted to let you know about the grants, since your research and expertise may be relevant, and hope that you will review the grant solicitation.

The DFG program is interested in grant applications from the wide range of academic disciplines whose research can be useful to international development in democracy, human rights, and governance—both by supporting USAID’s theoretical understanding and by generating findings that can inform its foreign assistance. You can learn more about USAID’s work in DRG through the grant solicitation and Attachment 1; in USAID’s Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance; and on the website of USAID’s Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center), which funds the DFG program.

The grant solicitation is open from October 18, 2013 to October 17, 2014, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, we encourage researchers to submit their applications by the deadline for the first review, November 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST, as funding may not be available beyond this first review. Successful applicants will receive grants of $10,000 – $100,000, for a maximum of 12 months.

Any questions on the grant solicitation should be emailed to dem.grants@iie.org; IIE will publish all questions (without attribution) and answers on the DFG website, so that all applicants may benefit.

Thank you for your interest,
DFG