USIP 2 RFPs for peacebuilding grants

What Makes for Effective Peace Processes – A Comparative Approach

Peace processes continue to become increasingly complex due to the protracted and fluid nature of armed conflict, the shifting composition of actors, and the longer-term political consequences at stake. It is important, therefore, to generate new thinking about the growing challenges for peace processes and develop ideas for greater effectiveness. This USIP grant opportunity will support comparative research that will draw lessons about what is most effective in a peace process across contexts, and why and how these practices will enable negotiators and others engaged in conflict-affected societies to design, facilitate and implement more effective peace processes. The Institute expects to make three to five grants in the general range of $70,000-$100,000, with an implementation period from 10 to 24 months. The deadline for submitting initial concept notes is March 21, 2017. Awards will be made in September, 2017.

Reassessing Peacebuilding in Uncertain Times

The world today may be at a new turning point with potentially far-reaching implications for the peacebuilding community. The liberal international order is being tested as the international community is confronted with the consequences of state fragility and a range of highly correlated challenges related to international peace and security. In this uncertain and fluid context, USIP is inviting 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. 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 that will result in actionable policy recommendations, specific guidance about new field program design, or ideas for deeper, more focused policy-oriented research. USIP expects to make two to three grants in the range of $60,000 - $80,000 with a general implementation period from 10 to 18 months. The deadline for submitting initial concept notes is March 21, 2017. Awards will be made in September, 2017.

For more information about these USIP grant opportunities and the application process, please visit the Institute’s website at: .

Steven M. Riskin
Director, Grant Strategy
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-3859
Fax: 202-429-6063

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