Thursday, November 17, 2016

New China Grant at the U.S. Institute of Peace


From: "Chang, I-Wei Jennifer"
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:16 AM
Subject: New China Grant at the U.S. Institute of Peace

We are issuing a call for grant proposals for our new China Grant on China’s Role in Peace and Conflict Dynamics. http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/grant-opportunities/china-grant Our areas of focus include China’s role in the Middle East.  Could you please disseminate the China Grant info and link on your website and to the China, Islam, and Middle East mailing list?  That would be greatly appreciated.

USIP’s China grant is a new initiative starting in 2017 that explores China’s impact on conflict dynamics, particularly in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Syria. The China grant supports projects that promote education, training, dialogue, and capacity building for peacemakers in the United States, China, and third countries. These projects serve the purpose of enhancing U.S.-China understanding and cooperation on global conflict issues, developing strategies for managing differences, and helping ensure that China has a positive or mitigating impact on conflict dynamics around the world.

Priorities include:
  • Partnering with scholars and practitioners in China to share insights, best practices, and lessons learned in peacebuilding, peacekeeping, and peace diplomacy.
  • Working with Chinese companies, local civil society groups, and/or government stakeholders to promote conflict-sensitive business practices.
  • Helping key actors in the United States, China, and third countries develop the institutional, legal, and technical capacity to resolve conflicts without violence.
Priority will be given to projects based in or engaging actors in the above-listed countries, but organizations in any country with a strong history of relevant work may apply.
Subject to available funding, current plans for this solicitation are as follows:
  • Number of projects funded: 3-5
  • Grant range: $15,000 (minimum) to $50,000 (maximum)
To apply, please complete the concept note form in FLUXX by December 26, 2016. To begin, go to https://usip.fluxx.io and click “New Registration.” Then, complete the form selecting “Grant” as the competition type and “Asia” as the center to which you are applying. Once the form has been submitted, you will be contacted by USIP with further instructions. USIP will contact finalists by January 6, 2017, to request more detailed proposals.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete the second step of the process. This will entail preparing and submitting full grant applications on USIP’s application template that will be provided to all those invited to participate in this round. Final decisions regarding funding will be made by the United States Institute of Peace Board of Directors.
Please note that after review of all concept notes, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to submit full grant applications to USIP. We will not be able to provide status updates on submitted concept notes at any time.

All questions should be directed to ChinaProgram@usip.org.

Best regards,

Jennifer

I-wei Jennifer Chang
Program Specialist, China Program
United States Institute of Peace
Making Peace Possible

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