IDREAM Project: Call for Applications for Human Rights Defenders in Exile

The IDREAM project is only accepting applications from INDIVIDUALS living in exile or internally displaced at this time. The project is NOT accepting applications from organizations.


The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is pleased to announce this Call for Applications for a human rights training and mentoring project, the Incubator for Defenders Remaining in Exile to Advance Movements, or “IDREAM.” Through this Call, IDREAM is seeking applications from exiled Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to join a collaborative and dynamic capacity development project.

IDREAM is a global capacity development project designed to help address the unique needs of HRDs living in exile. IDREAM will provide training and networking activities with the goals of:  advancing advocacy efforts, promoting HRDs’ psychosocial resilience and well-being, and improving HRDs’ physical and digital security. Project partners will receive financial assistance to support their work in the project.

IDREAM invites interested applicants to apply online before the deadline at 11:00 pm CST (23:00 CST) on 30 November 2022. At the end of the selection process, 10 partner HRDs living in exile around the world and their supporting HRD organization will be invited to join IDREAM. The project’s activities will take place from approximately April 2023 through November 2024. HRDs selected for IDREAM will receive up to $31,000 in financial assistance to support their work in the project.

All activities of the IDREAM project will take place in English, and applicants must be proficient in English. Though the Call for Applications is also in Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin, all applications must be written in English.

Project details and instructions for applying to IDREAM are included in the attached application package and through the links:

  1. Español
  2. 中文 (简化字)
  3. 中文 (繁 體 字)

(2)  Guidelines and Instructions for Applicants (English)

(3) IDREAM Application Questions (English, attached)

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply to IDREAM through the online application found at Please see “(2) Guidelines and Instructions for Applicants” for instructions on how to start and complete an IDREAM application on Submittable.