The Central Eurasia Project, a regional initiative of the Open Society Foundations, aims to promote social progress and human rights in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia by developing programs and international campaigns that use policy research and advocacy to shape debates on significant economic, political, social, and security challenges facing the region. The Central Eurasia Project uses grantmaking to international and regional NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks and other structures to support their work, help build local capacity, bring international expertise to bear on the region and promote cooperation between local activists and international civic movements.
In 2011, funds are available in the following programmatic areas:
* Human Rights
* Labor Migration
* Transparency and Consumer Protection
* Transparency of Western Military and Security Cooperation
Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. For further information, please view the grant guidelines at http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/grants.