No, UNDEF will regularly call for proposals and these will be selected and decided on their merits. The Project Proposal Guidelines, however, specify certain eligibility criteria for funding and underline specific considerations also taken into account while selecting the received project proposals.
UNDEF aims at supporting action-oriented projects that promote democracy and whose outputs would strengthen, for instance, the relations between Civil Society and Governmental Bodies, the inclusion and participation of marginalized segments of society and vulnerable groups, or foster South-South cooperation.
On the contrary, UNDEF gives low-priority to activities where a substantial part of the budget covers institutional recurrent costs and/or personnel costs, official/UN travel and/or conference services, or research activities.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Fourth Round Project Proposal Guidelines available from this website.