Deadline: 6 November 2015
The call for evidence-informed ideas focuses on ideas (for research, projects, approaches, policies, programmes, tools) that will provide new insights in international responses to the question what the international community is able to offer in the face of new threats and challenges to peace, security and development. It is part of the Applied Research Fund within the research programme Security & Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings.
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The aim of this call for proposals is to better attune the international response to new and upcoming threats and challenges to peace, security and development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS). Such threats and challenges include for example:
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- the changing nature of violent conflict; the impact of transnational organized crime as a driver of conflict; and extreme fragmentation amongst armed groups and illicit networks, combining crime, politics and business.
- Preferably, projects pay special attention to the political and economic role of women in peace and reconstruction processes.
Each project should contribute to two objectives:
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- Provide evidence-informed, new ideas (for research, projects, programmes, policies, approaches or tools) for international responses in face of new threats and challenges to peace, security and development;
- Unlock the generated ideas for practitioners, in such a way that they can easily be applied for agenda setting or for (re-)designing relevant (conflict-sensitive) and effective reform programmes in FCAS and/or for developing further research programmes.
Targeted LMI-countries are:
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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.
Funding Available & Project duration
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- A maximum budget of 500,000 euros is available.
- The maximum budget for a single project is 25,000 euros and a project can run for a maximum of three months.
- Researchers with a demonstrable track record in security & rule of law policy research employed by any organisation from across the globe that has a focus on research on or on the design and/or implementation of policies or approaches for security and rule of law reform programmes in specific Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and regions, can apply (as main applicant).
- Researchers from non-traditional (research) organisations (such as think-tanks, NGO’s) are encouraged to apply.
- The main applicant is encouraged to collaborate with a co-applicant employed by a legally registered, practitioner organisation based in a LMIC whose expertise is complementary to that of the main applicant and relevant to the project.
How to Apply
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Applications can be submitted electronically via the given website.
For more information and to apply online, please visit this Link.