ICNL Global Educative Initiative Grants for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce a Global Education Initiative to support the study of civil society law at universities and schools of law in eligible developing countries worldwide. The Global Education Initiative will provide grants to support the integration of civil society law courses into the curricula of eligible universities and educational institutions. Grants will be in the amount of up to, but not exceeding $15,000.



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.
This list is merely illustrative and ICNL strongly encourages applicants with innovative ideas and approaches not described above to apply.

Value: Up to $15,000

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries on the DAC Lists of ODA recipients


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 aretargeted 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:

To apply for a grant, applicants must submit the following items in English: 

  • Application coversheet; 
  • Proposal (no more than five pages); 
  • Resume, curriculum vitae (CV), or other statement of work history and education (no more than 3 pages) (for individual applicants only); and 
  • Letter of support from the educational institution or institutions where the initiative will take place.

For more information, you may download the  Global Initiative Grant pdf.

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