Applications Open for Research Grant Programme in Turkey

2020 Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Research Grant Programme

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020, 00:00

Dear researchers,

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Turkey Human Rights Capacity Development Programme is delighted to announce a call for applications for the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Research Grant Programme. A maximum of five research projects which tackle one or more issues related to human rights in Turkey will be awarded. The maximum amount awarded per research project is 22,000 TL. The grant period is limited to six months and ends on December 31, 2020.

Interested applicants may apply by filling in the online application form. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application guidelinesfrequently asked questions and the guidebook for researchers: conducting gender-sensitive research. The deadline for applications is May 1, Friday, 00:00.

Note: The programme is open to Turkish citizens only. Academics, graduate students, and independent scholars working on human rights related subjects are encouraged to apply.

2020 Raoul Wallenberg İnsan Hakları Araştırmaları Hibe Programı (RW-İHAHP)

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 1 Mayıs 2020, 00.00

Sayın Araştırmacılar,

Türkiye’de insan hakları ile ilgili var olan akademik araştırma ve yayın sayısının artmasına destek olmak,  genç araştırmacıların güncel insan hakları konularında araştırma yapmalarını teşvik ederek ortak çalışma alanları yaratılmasını sağlamak için tasarlanmış olan Raoul Wallenberg İnsan Hakları Araştırmaları Hibe Programı (RW-İHAHP) 31 Mart 2020 tarihinde açılmıştır.

Hibe programına başvuran araştırmaların Türkiye’deki insan hakları meselelerinden en az bir veya birkaçını konu alması beklenmektedir. Her bir araştırma için verilecek en yüksek hibe bedeli 22.000TL’dir. Araştırma süresi en fazla altı ay ile sınırlı olup, hibe kullanım süresi 31 Aralık 2020 ile sınırlıdır.

RW-İHAHP başvurusu için son başvuru tarihi 1 Mayıs 2020, Cuma, Saat 00.00’dır; başvurularınızı RW-İHAHP Online Başvuru Formuaracılığı ile yapabilirsiniz.

Başvuru formunu doldurmadan önce RW-İHAHP Başvuru RehberiSıkça Sorulan Sorularve Araştırmalarda Toplumsal Cinsiyeti Gözetmek: Araştırmacılar İçin Rehber ‘i okunmanızı önemle tavsiye ederiz.

Not: Hibe programına Türkiye Cumhuriyeti vatandaşı olup insan hakları alanında çalışan akademisyen, yüksek lisans veya doktora öğrencileri ve bağımsız akademisyenler başvurabilir.


Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the human rights of intersex people.

We recognize that the entrenched practice of organizing the world into the sex binary and gender binary has alarming and rights-violating consequences for intersex bodies. People with intersex variations face invisibility, stigma, discrimination and violence. Intersex babies, children and teenagers are widely subjected to normalizing, non-consensual, harmful surgeries and other medical interventions, with life-long consequences, including but not limited to sterilization and genital mutilation. There are very few legal frameworks to protect intersex people from multiple forms of discrimination and institutional violence. While intersex activism has been growing around the world, intersex issues and communities remain starkly under-funded, receiving less than a fraction of 1% of global foundation funding for LGBTQI people and/or women and girls.

The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Given the dearth of funding to intersex issues globally, intersex groups/projects based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

Astraea particularly seeks proposals from intersex activists who have never applied for a grant or received foundation funding. Groups with small or no budgets, staff or structures are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

We accept proposals online in English, Spanish, and French.

We accept proposals in MandarinArabic, and Russian via email ([email protected]). Budget template to download: here in Englishhere in Mandarinhere in Russian.

Мы принимаем предложения на китайском, арабском и русском языках по электронной почте ([email protected]

我们通过电子邮件接受中文,阿拉伯文和俄文的提案 ([email protected]

نحن نقبل المقترحات باللغة الماندرين والعربية  والروسية عبر البريد الإلكتروني ([email protected]

We make grants with the support of our Intersex Fund Advisory Board, a body of six intersex activists covering all regions of the world who inform our grantmaking strategies and decisions.

How to Apply:

We are proud to announce a new call for proposals for the sixth cycle of our Intersex Human Rights Fund. The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Given the dearth of funding to intersex issues globally, intersex groups/projects based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

First-Time Application Link: Please follow the following URL to access our system ONLY for the first time and to create an account

  • (If you use this link after creating an account, it will create new application copies, so please only use it to create an account).
  • After following this link, please click on “New Applicant / Nuevo Solicitante  /Nouveau demandeur“ to create a new online account.
  • We have recorded a Tutorial on how to use our online application system. Please view it (it’s about 12 minutes) on Vimeo, or in Español on Vimeo.  
  • If possible, create your online account using a generic organizational email address: this will allow others in your organization to access it, if necessary.
  • Next, open up the FY20 Intersex English Application (the link located at the very bottom of the webpage) and begin answering questions.
  • This application does not need to be completed in one visit, you may “Save & Finish” to complete it at a later time.
  • Please save your work regularly (by clicking “Save” at the bottom of any tab of the application) so that you do not lose work.  The system will email you a copy of your draft.
  • To return to your unfinished application, please use Astraea’s Organizational URL,, from now on. This link will allow you to log back in and see your pending and submitted applications. 

Proposal Deadline: April 3, 2020

If you have questions about how to complete the application, please reach out to Astraea staff at [email protected].

İsveç Enstitüsü Proje Koordinatörü İlanı

Project Coordinator
The Swedish-Turkish exchange and research program Rememberings: Human Rights, Historical Trauma and the Future of Pluralism in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean, financed by the Swedish Institute and hosted by the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, is seeking to hire a project coordinator for a 18-month fixed term part-time position, starting as soon as possible from April, 2020.

The position:

The position entails practical assistance in planning and arranging workshops, international study trips and an international summer school in Istanbul; identification of partnership opportunities and relevant research; outreach to and communication with relevant parties; setting up and upkeep of a wordpress-based homepage; preparations of other communicative output such as podcasts; upholding communication with the team and other stakeholders. The project coordinator should be based in Istanbul in order to work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team.


– Doctoral or master student within an academic field related to human rights, Ottoman and post-Ottoman history, cultural heritage, minorities in the Eastern Mediterranean
– Documented experience from working in civil society
– Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
– Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
– Excellent communication skills in Turkish and English; skills in Arabic and languages of the Western Balkans are desireable.
– Experience in project and/or financial administration and social media management are particularly valuable.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and letter of interest to [email protected] by 31 March 2020. Put “Coordinator” in the Subject field.