USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants New Grant

WASHINGTON DC, November 19, 2013—IIE’s USAID-funded Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program is pleased to announce the release of a new grant solicitation to support USAID’s understanding of social movements, with the goal of determining how USAID can identify, understand, and support the informal networks, systems, and leadership that have characterized the social movements of the Arab Spring.

The successful applicant will receive an eight-month, $50,000 grant to draft a case study review of social movements in the Middle East and North Africa region, present the case study at a workshop for peer review and for USAID’s Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center), and finalize the document based on feedback. The full request for applications (RFA) and all application instructions are available on DFG’s website. Applications are due on December 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Any questions on the RFA should be emailed to; answers will be posted, without attribution, on the DFG website.

IIE’s DFG grant program is designed to strengthen the DRG Center’s work by integrating the knowledge and skills of the academic community. IIE will publish several research grant opportunities during the five years of the DFG program (September 2012 – September 2017). Interested scholars are encouraged to join the DFG Mailing List to receive email alerts when new grant opportunities are published.

Understanding Social Movements RFA

Applicant Profile: Universities or research institutions, US or worldwide

Applications due: December 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST

Grant size: $50,000

Grant length:
8 months

Research Products
  • Draft Case Study
  • Case Study presentation at peer-review workshop
  • Finalized Case Study


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