Thursday, 10 May 2012

Annual Grant Competition for Peace Projects from United States Institute of Peace

Countries/Region- All Countries
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress.  USIP’s mandate is to help prevent and resolve violent conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.  The Institute does this by empowering others with awareness, skills, and resources, engaging in peacebuilding initiatives, and funding research and applied projects.

Since 1986, USIP’s Grant Program has awarded more than 2,100 grants to practitioners, policymakers, scholars, educators, journalists, and filmmakers around the world. When assessing applications in these regards, the Grant Program draws on USIP’s extensive experience over the past three decades. The Annual Grant Competition continues to develop the field via grantmaking that stresses innovation. The spirit of the competition remains broad and inclusive: all projects that fall within USIP’s mandate are eligible to be considered for funding.

The awards made under the Annual Grant Competition are expected to serve as a catalyst for important progress and as a means for leveraging successful approaches to achieve greater impact.

  • 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 foriegn nonprofit organizations may apply.
  • Support for degree work is not eligible in the Grant Program. Inquiries about support for dissertation research should be directed to USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program.
  • Only one application per competition may be submitted by the same project director.
  • Unsuccessful applicants of previous Grant Program compet
  • itions may not submitthe same application unless it has been substantially revised.USIP will not accept applications that list as participants, consultants, or project personnel members of USIP’s Board of Directors or staff. In addition, any application that lists USIP as a collaborator in the project will not be accepted.
  • Individuals who are currently working as USIP contractors may not be eligible to apply for grant support. To determine eligibility prior to submitting an application, please contact the Grant Program staff.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
For more information, visit this link
Deadline- October 1, 2012

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