The Southeast Asia Initiative is changing its grants application process for 2013. We invite organizations to submit a one-page concept paper outlining project plans and/or organization needs. Please include the total estimated amount of funds you are requesting. We welcome concept papers from organizations working in Southeast Asia to increase access to justice; develop independent media; expand access to information; and advance civil society participation in good governance. Concept papers should be submitted by January 15, 2013.
Following the review of concept papers, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals on OSF’s online Grant Portal by the end of February 2013.
For more information on applying for a grant with the Southeast Asia Initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for programs in Burma, please visit Burma Project grants.
The Southeast Asia Initiative’s priority countries are Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand, but we will accept concept papers from organizations working on other countries in the Southeast Asia region.
Ineligible projects include support for the following: governments or political parties, agriculture or rural development projects, social welfare projects (including schools, orphanages, and basic service provision) construction costs, microfinance loans, film production, individual education or research costs. The Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative also does not support cultural or environmental projects, unless directly connected to the protection and promotion of civil and political rights. Students from Burma, Cambodia and Laos seeking individual scholarships should contact the Open Society Scholarship Programs. Other Open Society programs that support individuals include the Open Society Fellowship Program and the Documentary Photography Project.