Security & Rule of Law – Strategic Research Fund – Call for Proposals on Comprehensive Approaches to Human Security in LMI Countries

Deadline: 18 August 2015

This Call seeks to support research projects that contribute to new evidence-based knowledge and insights on policies and intervention theories and strategies regarding inclusive, comprehensive approaches to human security in fragile and conflict-affected settings, in view of transnational security threats. It is part of the Strategic Research Fund within the research programme Security & Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings.

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Research Areas

  • Research under this Call must include three inter-related strategic research axes: transnational security dimensions, local conflict and local inclusion; implications of transnational security dimensions on theories of change; and policy implications.
  • Preferably, projects should pay special attention to the political and economic role of women in peace and conflict resolution processes.

Program Objectives

Objectives of this Call are:

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  • Contributing to new evidence-based knowledge and insights on policies and intervention theories and strategies regarding inclusive, comprehensive approaches to human security in view of transnational security threats;
  • Strengthening linkages between academia, policymakers and practitioners to facilitate the development of policies and interventions, thereby raising awareness and sharing the generated new insights and knowledge with relevant (inter-)national practitioners in different knowledge domains;
  • Increasing the capacity of local actors to design such policies and identifying opportunities for capacity-building throughout the process.

Eligible Countries

Targeted LMI-countries are: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen.

What to apply for

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  • For this Call, a maximum budget of 2,700,000 euros is available.
  • The maximum budget for a research project is 443,000 euros for a project duration of 36 months.
  • The applicants can budget only for costs that directly attribute to the research project (personnel costs; research and capacity strengthening costs; and knowledge sharing costs).

Who can apply

All research projects applying for a grant should be the combined effort of:

  • at least two research organisations worldwide, including at least one from a low or middle income country (LMIC);
  • a practitioner organisation located in one of the countries mentioned below, whose situation is targeted in the proposal, and which is involved in the development and implementation of policies and intervention programmes in the area of human security.
  • The main applicant must be employed by a research consortium member organisation. He or she should hold a senior position.
  • Must be from a targeted Low and Middle income countries mentioned above. A regional research focus is encouraged.

Application Process

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  • All the applications must be submitted electronically through the website. The application is a two stage process.
  • At first instance, only preliminary proposals can be submitted.
  • Only consortia of the preliminary proposals that were assessed of at least ‘good’ quality will be invited to submit a full proposal (deadline 1 December 2015).

For more information, please visit SRF Call for Applications.

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