The Southeast Asia Initiative provides grants to civil society actors, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and think tanks to promote constructive engagement with national and regional institutions in Southeast Asia. Our support aims to develop new talent among young leaders in the fields of access to justice, freedom of expression and participation, migrant and citizenship rights, public interest media, and protection of human rights defenders.
To be considered for a grant from the Southeast Asia Initiative, please submit a one-page concept paper via the Open Society Foundations Grants Portal.
Your concept paper should include:
a paragraph about your organization and its mission
a description of the project and/or your organization's needs
the total amount of support being sought
the proposed duration of the grant period.
If the concept paper is accepted, a detailed proposal and budget will be solicited by email within 6 to 8 weeks. Submit by October 31 for consideration in the same calendar year.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
To apply for funding for projects focused on Burma, please visit the Burma Project grants page.
To apply for funding for projects focused on Indonesia, please visit the Tifa Foundation website.