The May 18 Memorial Foundation’s Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Overseas 2013

The May 18 Memorial Foundation is accepting proposals for the 2013 Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Overseas which supports work that contributes to promoting democracy and human rights and to building international solidarity. The grant will be awarded to NGOs based in civil communities which have been working in this field for more than 3 years.

The Grant consists of 2 main categories: Project support and Organization support. The May 18 Memorial Foundation will support 6 projects from 6 organizations in the field of judicial monitoring, torture and trauma rehabilitation, democracy movement commemoration, fact-finding mission, legal support for human rights victims and election monitoring.

Grantee organizations will receive the opportunity to participate in a variety of the May 18 Memorial Foundation’s international solidarity programs such as Gwangju Asian Forum, the May 18 Academy and so on.


  • Any organizations which have been working for more than 3 years are eligible to apply for the Grant.
  • Organizations whose country belongs to OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) will not be selected unless the field of the organization’s work is based in a developing country.

General Conditions

  • Organizations can apply for both Project Support and Organization Support but cannot apply for all categories under both supports.
  • An organization may be selected even if their projected budget is different to the grant amount. In this case, they must change their budget.
  • The grant amount is set by the Foundation and cannot be changed; organizations cannot ask for any amount they would like to seek.

Selection Procedure

The May 18 Memorial Foundation will choose the organization based on a point score. Advantage points will be added in the grantee-selection process to those who meet the conditions below:

  • An organization which discloses the financial status relevant to its activities to the web site or other means of platform.
  • An organization which has advisors who are involved in its activities.
  • An organization which evaluates its activities and reveals the outcome of evaluation to the public.
  • An organization which runs annual audits or carries out regular inspection of its financial accounts.
  • An organization which has a set of board of directors or planning committee members.
  • An organization which submits the application with the legal/audit professional’s agreement proving their financial inspections.

The deadline to submit applications is 11 February 2013. For more information, visit this link.

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