United States Institute of Peace: Seeking Applications for Reassessing Peacebuilding in Uncertain Times

Deadline: 17 March 2017

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is currently inviting innovative proposals from U.S.-based academic institutions, research and practitioner organizations, and others for collaborative projects that reflect on, help clarify, and flesh out one or more key issues and propose new approaches and responses to peacebuilding challenges for its program entitled “Reassessing Peacebuilding in Uncertain Times”.

USIP encourages proposals that draw on creative, multidisciplinary research and engage a diverse set of specialists from different institutions in a conference, workshop or roundtable series or other focused, deliberative program to:

  • better understand the evolving international order;
  • in that context, explore one or more of the challenges emanating from fragile states and assess the implications for efforts to prevent, mitigate and manage violent conflict and promote peacebuilding;
  • suggest ways forward to achieve those goals, be it actionable policy recommendations, specific guidance about new field program design, or ideas for deeper, more focused policy-oriented research.

Competitive proposals will draw upon and engage scholars, policy specialists, practitioners, including those with on-the-ground peacebuilding experience, and journalists in the deliberative process. USIP also strongly encourages proposals that engage or are from specialists at minority and historically underserved institutions that bring critical perspectives to the deliberations.

Funding Information

  • USIP expects to make 2-3 grants in the general range of $60,000 – $80,000 each with a general implementation period of 10 – 18 months.
  • Award notifications will be made by mid-September 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profit and academic institutions are eligible to apply for funding, provided they are duly registered organizations with demonstrated capacity to manage U.S. government funding. Private sector for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply. USIP does not make grants to individuals.
  • Support cannot be provided to government agencies or to employees thereof.
  • Those working on USIP-funded projects or contracts may not be eligible to apply.
  • USIP does not provide funds for the creation of a new organization, the construction or maintenance of an office, direct social services, or micro-enterprise projects
  • Grant funds are not available for degree-related work. Requests for dissertation research support should be directed to USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program.
  • Applications that list as participants, consultants, or project personnel any members of USIP’s Board of Directors, staff or fellows will not be accepted, nor will applications that list USIP as a collaborator in the project’s activities.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit United States Institute of Peace.

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