Department of State

DRL: Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Egypt

Program Summary

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Egypt.
An organization may submit no more than one [1] proposal.
DRL seeks proposals to promote accuracy, transparency, and credibility in news, social, and other mass media to combat the spread of inaccurate and often dangerous misinformation. Activities may include, but are not limited to: 
Partnership with local organizations is strongly encouraged. The program should provide capacity building, coaching, networking, and other support to Egyptian CSO partners. Applicants must demonstrate awareness of the sensitivity of the legal environment related to human rights and democracy activities in Egypt and provide a plan for mitigating risk. 
Award Information
The Bureau anticipates awarding grants in the third quarter of FY 2013 (according the USG fiscal year calendar).  Programs that leverage resources from funds internal to the organization or other sources, such as public-private partnerships, will be highly considered. Projects that have a strong academic, research, conference, or dialogue focus will not be deemed competitive.  Projects that focus on commercial law or economic development will be rated as non-competitive.  Cost sharing is strongly encouraged, and cost sharing contributions should be outlined in the proposal budget and budget narrative.
To comply with the limitation of one application per institution, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway ( in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, if you are interested in going forward.

Date Due to DSP or UIF04/03/2014
Date Due to Sponsor04/10/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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