UN Democracy Fund Call for Proposals for 2018

Nov 21, 2017

UNDEF’s annual call for project proposals is open from 20 November to 20 December 2017, after receiving the green light from the UNDEF Advisory Board on 16 November.

Project proposals may be submitted on-line only in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, at www.un.org/democracyfund. Applicants can find guidelines, and lessons learned here. This is the Twelfth Round to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.

UNDEF has supported over 700 projects in over 100 countries at a total amount of almost US$180 million. All projects are two years long.

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:

  • Gender equality
  • Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
  • Electoral processes

In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes proposals in the areas of gender; rule of law; media; or electoral processes focusing on elections scheduled for 2020 at the earliest.