ICNL NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program 2017

ICNL NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program 2017

Deadline: July 17, 2017

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to invite applications from local partners in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for a research grant pursuant to the NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program (LEEP). Through LEEP, ICNL seeks to establish legal and regulatory frameworks that protect and promote civil society and civic participation. LEEP is made possible through the generous support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

ICNL is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world. ICNL has provided technical and research assistance to support the reform of laws affecting CSOs in over 100 countries. They draw upon a worldwide network of partners and experts to produce innovative research and analysis on legal topics affecting civil society.


  • Open to individuals or organizations, including civil society organizations (e.g., NGOs, societies, trusts, non-profit companies), law firms, academic institutions, think tanks, and other research-oriented legal entities based in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam;
  • Lawyers or organizations focused on legal issues are strongly preferred.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Legal education and experience;
  • Familiarity with the laws, rules, practices, and treaty obligations applicable to freedom of expression, the right to privacy and digital rights in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam;
  • Experience in research and writing in the English language;
  • Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures;
  • Commitment to complying with project submission deadlines;
  • Quality of Proposal, including, feasibility of the research (e.g., the research is targeted to answer the relevant questions; and the scope of research is achievable within the timeframe);
  • Timeline for the research and draft submissions (Timelines that ensure project completion earlier than October 10, 2017 are considered favorably); and
  • Proposed budget and apparent value for cost.


To apply for this grant, applicants must submit the following items in English to Alexandra DeBlock via [email protected]

  • Resume, Curriculum Vitae (CV), or other statement of relevant work history and education (no more than 3 pages);
  • Line item budget (not more than 1 page); and
  • Proposal.

For more information, visit ICNL NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program.