Wednesday, 13 July 2011

USIP applications for 2011 Annual Grant Competition

United States Institute of Peace’s (USIP) Grant Program is aimed at increasing the breadth and depth of the Institute’s work by supporting peace building projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations.

In over twenty years of grantmaking, the Grant Program’s Annual Grant Competition and Priority Grant Competition have received nearly 10,000 applications and awarded more than 2,000 grants. The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in more than 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in 81 foreign countries.

2011 Annual Grant Competition

USIP seeks applications for the 2011 Annual Grant Competition that:

- supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media.

- funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

Topic areas of interest to USIP include, but are not limited to:

Conflict analysis and prevention; Mediation and conflict resolution; Post-conflict peace and stability operations; Religion and peacemaking; Women and girls in conflict and peace-building; Rule of law and transitional justice; Economies and conflict; Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict; Media and conflict.

Preference is given to those projects that will (1) generate and aggregate original knowledge; (2) design, implement, and evaluate creative and novel techniques for research, training, education, information collection, and outreach; and/or (3) involve distinctive efforts to prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflict and consolidate post-conflict peace, stability, and development.


- USIP may provide grant support to nonprofit organizations and individuals—both U.S. and foreign—including the following: institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions, and libraries.

- American and foreign non-profit organizations may apply.

Support for degree work is not eligible in the Grant Program.

Deadline for submitting the application is October 3, 2011

For more information and details, please visit this link.

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