The Open Society Institute's Middle East/North Africa Initiatives program

invites grant proposals from organizations around the world in accordance with its project aims. Those aims are to support organizations and their projects that work to foster freedom of expression, access to information, women's rights, the rule of law, local governance, and educational reform in the Middle East. Preference is given to local organizations on the ground in the

region or initiatives that partner local and foreign organizations' expertise.

All applications must be made on behalf of organizations or groups, which may include, but are not limited to, informal coalitions, nongovernmental organizations, humanitarian aid or other charitable organizations, and educational institutes. U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MENA usually does not accept applications for individual grants such as fellowships, scholarships, research, or travel grants.

Grants applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, with remaining consideration dates as follows: Applications Due: September 11, 2006; Consideration Date: November 13, 2006.

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