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Grant name OSI mental disability advocacy program
Grant webpage
Foundation name Soros foundation
Foundation webpage
Grant Category Disadvantaged people
Project Level International,National
Target Region Europe
Contact Person responsible for dealing with funding applications
Full name Mental Disability Advocacy Program, Open Society Institute
Street & Number Oktober 6. ut. 12,
City & Post Code H-1051 Budapest
Region & Country Hungary
Phone 1 36-1-327-3100
Phone 2
Fax 1 36-1-327-3101
Fax 2
Cellular 1
Cellular 2
Web page
Kind of projects funded
Which are the foundation’s/grant’s priorities (goals, objectives)? The Mental Disability Advocacy Program (MDAP) works to challenge the stigma and prejudice faced by people with mental disabilities, addressing the barriers to their full participation in society. Activities include:
1. Training programs for journalists and NGOs; supporting local and national media campaigns.
For example, in 2003 MDAP held two training seminars for journalists from across the region that focused on responsible media coverage of issues related to people with mental disabilities.
2. Encouraging positive media attention by advocating for coverage of community-based alternatives and other initiatives which promote social inclusion.
Among other projects, MDAP is working in collaboration with OSI's Media Program and NGOs across the region to develop and launch public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about mental disability issues.
Who can apply? Governmental, non-governmental institutions from central, eastern Europe, former soviet union
Procedure for making an application
Is there an application? How do we find it? Organizations interested in applying for funding should first send a brief concept paper (maximum two pages) in English or Russian outlining the proposed activities to MDAP via email at If the project concept meets MDAP priorities and funding is available, the applicant organization may be asked to submit a full proposal.
Is there a deadline for applications? No
When is it best to apply? At least 3 months before the start of your project
Selection procedure for applicants?
Who decides how much to allocate? 1st phase – national mdap officer at OSI
2nd phase – mdap board at OSI
What is the maximum amount / percentage of the total project cost awarded per project? Unknown / 100%
Should any additional documents be included with the application? No
Does the grant require the US tax exempt status (501(c)(3) nonprofit status) in order to apply? No
Additional Info/Follow-up
Additional info/Follow-up and history between this foundation and/or specific grant and IFMSA international and/or IFMSA members (NMOs)
Last update by Kostas Stellos
Last update of data (GMT) 17/07/2004
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