Trust Fund for the Second Indigenous Decade now accepting proposals

Dear all,

Kindly disseminate to your networks. Revised guidelines for submission of project proposals will be posted on our website shortly on either of the following links:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/second.html
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/second_trustfund.html

Sushil Raj

Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

A meeting was held in the second week of May 2006, to assess the proposals
for the Trust Fund for the Second Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The Advisory Group, consisting of the Bureau members of the Permanent Forum, decided that all applicants, who sent project proposals before the deadline 15 January 2006 would receive a notice of the outcome of the meeting. The notice will be sent to all applicants in June and the first week of July 2006.

Applications for the next round of Trust Fund grants are open now and the closing deadline is 15 November 2006. There will be no exceptions made for proposals submitted after the deadline.

Updated guidelines in English and Spanish will be posted at on the United Nations Permanent Forum website in July 2006. Guidelines in French and Russian will be provided at a later stage. The proposals will be assessed in May 2007 and applicants will receive notice thereafter.

When submitting a project proposal please be aware that it is important to include a contact address and preferably a valid e-mail address, so that the Secretariat can get in touch with the organization to verify information according to the grant guidelines.

Please submit your proposal to the following address:
The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Two United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-1772
New York, NY 10017
USA

Or submit the proposal electronically to: indigenousfund@un.org