Friday, 29 November 2013

Open Society Foundations’ Grant for ‘Governance of Genetic Information Initiative’

The ‘Governance of Genetic Information Initiative’ grant program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) seeks “to protect the basic rights of individuals and vulnerable populations affected by the proliferation of genetic monitoring technologies.”

Interventions by the Governance of Genetic Information Initiative will focus on the development of a human rights–compliant standard for the use of DNA by law enforcement.

In 2013, the initiative will support expert NGOs to provide technical assistance to civil society and governments in the South as they set out to develop national laws regulating the use of DNA by law enforcement, as well as supporting capacity-building of civil society in developing and transition countries to engage with these issues.

OSF would continue to support a coalition of NGOs to advocate for the adoption of an international human rights standard for forensic DNA databases.

This grant program is open to accepting proposals from new partners. However, all new partners are required to submit a one-page concept note containing a brief description of the project goals and planned activities; information about the applicant organization and project partners; and an idea of how much your project will cost.

For more information, visit this link.

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