The Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative welcomes proposals from organisations working to build open society in the region. Applications for funding are accepted twice yearly in the month prior to each of these deadlines: January 15 and July 15.

Southeast Asia Initiative

The Southeast Asia Initiative makes grants to organisations that promote human rights, independent media, and civil society development in Cambodia, East Timor/Timor Leste, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as regional projects in Southeast Asia.

The following are the Southeast Asia Initiative's current grantmaking priorities:

  • Access to Justice;
  • Independent Media Development and Access to Information;
  • Civil Society Participation in Good Governance.

Burma Project

The Burma Project, established by the Open Society Institute in 1994, is dedicated to increasing international awareness of conditions in Burma and helping the country make the transition from a closed to an open society. To this end, the Burma Project prioritises projects focusing on marginalised communities including ethnic minorities, women, and youth.

The following are the Burma Project's current grantmaking priorities:

  • Advocacy efforts that promote change in Burma;
  • Documentation of rights abuses that complement advocacy efforts;
  • Community empowerment and skills training that aim to strengthen civil society inside Burma and along its borders;
  • Support for media and information dissemination to people inside Burma, the diaspora, and the international community.
Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
January 15, 2011
Application Info: 

The online application system begins accepting proposals one month prior to each deadline and closes at midnight (ET) the day of the deadline. Proposals submitted outside these deadlines will not be considered.

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