Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects Overseas 2012

Deadline: 24 February 2012
Open to: NGO’s which have been working for over 3 years
Grants: monthly 360 $ or yearly 4500 $


The Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects Overseas (GDHRPO) 2012 supports work that contributes to promoting democracy and human rights and to building international solidarity.

From 2005 to 2011 the May 18 Memorial Foundation has awarded grants to a total of 34 organizations.

The grant consists of 2 main categories: 1) Project Support and 2) Organization Support. The May 18 Memorial Foundation will support 4 projects from 4 organizations and 2 organizations in the field of grassroots and research.

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, Gwangju Human Rights Folk School and so on.


The grant will be awarded to non-government organizations (not GOs or individuals) based in civil communities which have been working in this field for more than 3 years.

Project support

  • 1 year term: 5,000,000 won (approx. 4500 $)
  • 2 year term: 5,000,000 won yearly (approx. 9000 $ total)

Organizational support

  • 2 year term: 400,000 won monthly (approx. 360 $ monthly)

Detailed thematic table

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.


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.

Application deadline24 February 2012

Selected organizations will be announced March 6, 2012 by email and by announcement on the official website of the May 18 Memorial Foundation.

The application form

The Official Website

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