DRL Bolstering Democratic Governance and Respect for Human Rights in Indonesia

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that bolster democratic governance and respect for human rights in Indonesia.

Heralded as the largest democracy in the East Asia and Pacific region, Indonesia has made significant democratic gains over the last two decades. During the Biden Administration’s Summit for Democracy in December 2021, Indonesian President Joko Widodo noted that “Democracy is not the final destination. Democracy is a means to an end. Eventually, democracy must bring welfare and prosperity to the people. We must work hard and ensure that democracy delivers.” Progress towards this commitment is critical amidst economic recovery efforts responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the lead-up to anticipated general elections in 2024. To ensure that democratic development benefits the whole of the country’s geographically wide-ranging and diverse population, the needs and concerns of all Indonesians, including representatives of marginalized populations and indigenous communities, must be elevated within public discourse and represented within decision-making processes.

DRL therefore invites organizations to submit applications that support locally led efforts to bolster democratic governance and respect for human rights in Indonesia. 

Primary organizations can submit one application in response to the NOFO. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: April 14, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.


Amount Description

Funding Floor: $740,000
Funding Ceiling: $1,481,481

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 14, 2022