The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is offering funding support to NGOs in Afghanistan, Columbia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sudan through its Priority Grant Competition. This program provides support to “innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs and other media.”
NGOs in the above-mentioned countries can seek grants from $45,000 to $140,000 and proposals can be submitted during any part of the year.
There may be special instructions for individual countries like Iran.
However, the overall objective of the proposed projects should be conflict prevention and conflict management through the application of peacebuilding knowledge and practices.
According to the Institute, priority will be given to “high-quality projects that are likely to generate findings that are accessible to policymakers and practitioners and that demonstrate promise of having a substantial impact.
Projects that result in findings made widely available to the public through published writings, manuals, curricular materials, web sites, documentary films, etc. are more likely to be funded than those that have limited impact.”
The application process will go through stages with the initial submission of the pre-proposal statement based on which further proposals would be requested from the applicants for review and approval of the grants.