USIP Grants Program for Nonprofits: Advancing Peacebuilding through inclusive Governance & Human Rights Research

Deadline: 21-Mar-23

The United States Institute of Peace is seeking proposals for the Grants Program that develops innovative methods to improve peacebuilding practice through the study and application of democracy and human rights training in conflict zones worldwide.


Priority will be given to applications which identify the factors impacting human rights education, outreach, and practice in fostering democratic values globally and the critical role they play in preventing and resolving violent conflict.

Priority will be given to proposals that draw evidence from USIP priority countries and regions, including

Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burma, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Libya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Funding Information
USIP seeks research from a diverse pool of applicants with project budgets between $70,000 and $100,000. Project implementation periods can range up to 24 months.

Eligibility Criteria
Nonprofit or public institutions are eligible to apply. USIP does not accept applications from individuals who are not affiliated with an eligible institution.

Funding is not available for degree work (payment of tuition fees or support for M.A. or Ph.D.-related work). Inquiries for dissertation research support should be directed to USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program.

Applications that list as participants, consultants, or project personnel members of USIP’s Board of Directors, staff or fellows will not be accepted.

For additional questions regarding eligibility:USIP does not fund grant proposals of a partisan political nature or proposals that would inject the grantee or USIP into the policy processes of the United States government or any foreign government or international organization. In addition, in accord with the United States of Peace Act, Section 1709 (b), USIP will not use political tests or political qualifications in selecting or monitoring any grantees. Projects that lead to policy recommendations for governments, international organizations, or nongovernmental organizations are welcome and encouraged, although such recommendations will be those of the grantee and not USIP.

USIP does not provide support for the creation of a new organization, construction or maintenance purposes, direct social services, or microenterprise projects, nor does it provide funding to government agencies or to individuals working for government agencies.All application materials must be in English unless specified otherwise in the specific call for proposals.

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