Grant Competition-Institute of Peace, USA

Deadline: 01/10/2010

The Grant Program increases the breadth and depth of the Institute’s work by supporting peacebuilding 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 almost 2,000 grants. The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in 81 foreign countries.

The Annual Grant Competition:

* 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;
* Postconflict peace and stability operations;
* Religion and peacemaking;
* Women and girls in conflict and peacebuilding;
* Rule of law and transitional justice;
* Economies and conflict;
* Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict;
* Media and conflict.

Annual Grant Competition facts:

* In March 2010, the USIP Board of Directors approved 21 annual grant competition awards from the October 2009 competition.
* USIP normally receives between 200 and 300 proposals annually and gives awards on average to 15 percent of the applicant pool.
* The awards generally range from $50,000 to $120,000.
* The deadline is October 1, 2010.

More info and online application.

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