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Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program Fund: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 19, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 7, 2021
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The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program supports field experiments and related research on reducing violence and fragility, promoting peace, and preventing, managing, and recovering from crises.

The program prioritizes studies that develop, illustrate, or test fundamental theories of peace, violence, and recovery, especially those that challenge common beliefs, pioneer innovative interventions, and produce evidence where little currently exists.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that creates and shares evidence, while equipping decision-makers to use evidence to reduce poverty.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Researchers must be affiliated with an academic institution, and
2. Either hold a PhD or be currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant discipline and
3. Researchers must:
a) demonstrate experience in field research and randomized evaluations and
b) have sector expertise and
c) have a track record of published field experiments in top outlets.

Successful applicants will have a research team or staff that has the necessary experience to study the emergency response. As a result, interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Topics of study include:
• International and internal wars;
• Peacebuilding;
• State-supported violence and repression, from mass killings to police brutality;
• Electoral violence;
• Riots, protests, strikes, and other collective action (violent and nonviolent);
• Intergroup violence, including ethnic and sectarian violence;
• Terrorism and violent extremism;
• Forced displacement;
• “Recovery” responses after violence, conflict, natural disasters, or crises (including COVID-19).

The P&R Program will consider the following types of proposals:
a) Reviews and meta-analysis of relevant literatures: awards are between $5,000 and $20,000.
b) Exploratory grants: awards are between $1,000 and $10,000.
c) Evidence use and policy outreach support: awards are capped at $25,000.
d) Pilot studies: awards are between $10,000 and $50,000.
e) “Infrastructure” and “public goods” creation: awards are between $10,000 and $150,000.
f) Full studies: awards are between $50,000 and $450,000.

November 8, 2021: Full proposal submission deadline.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 19
Oct 19

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 20
Oct 20

Thanks, Ana.