The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law (KPSRL) has announced a call for applications for the 2021 Knowledge Management Fund.
The small-scale grants awarded by the Fund offer a low barrier to entry for innovative, agile and experimental proposals. The aim of proposals is to diversify thinking and evidence in the Security & Rule of Law (SRoL) field, particularly in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS).
KMF 2021 Thematic Headline: Asymmetric Power & Partnerships
The world turned upside down. Depending on your vantage point, this may be a troubling description of current times – the unraveling of norms, standards, and institutions previously relied upon. Or it may be a hopeful aspiration for the future – the opportunity for transformation after a series of unexpected global shake-ups. In either case, it points to a moment of imbalance, of both risk and possibility.
In 2021 The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law will be directing its instruments and attention toward aspects of asymmetry in Security & Rule of Law (SRoL) policies, programming, and partnerships. This is both in response to and support of the community’s growing focus on shifting power dynamics and how this historical moment calls for – and might enable – a re-balancing.
- The KMF is a €200,000 annual fund that awards grants for 9-month projects of up to €20,000 for events, research ideas and other initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of knowledge generated by the SRoL field, and its subsequent uptake.
- Applications are open to any consortium or individual with the ambition to improve policies, programs or knowledge in the field of security and rule of law in fragile and conflict affected countries. Thinktanks, (I)NGOs, academics, universities, private sector organizations, government institutions, journalists, independent researchers or innovators, and data specialists are all welcome to submit proposals.
- Partnerships between individuals and organizations and across the range of sectors within the network are highly encouraged. In particular, the KMF welcomes partnerships that link people from different regions of the globe.
- Preference is given to those projects focused on the Dutch MFA policy priority regions: the Middle East and North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.
For more information, visit https://www.kpsrl.org/knowledge-management-fund