Apply for the USIP 2013 Annual Grant Competition

Deadline: October 1, 2013

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is now accepting application from eligible candidates for it 2013 Annual Grant Competition. The Annual Grant supports innovative peace-building projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations. The awards generally range from $25,000 to $100,000.


Grants are awarded to

  • innovative peace-building projects that involve 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.
  • projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

Topic areas of interest to USIP include, but are not limited to:

  1. Conflict analysis and prevention;
  2. Mediation and conflict resolution;
  3. Postconflict peace and stability operations;
  4. Religion and peacemaking;
  5. Women and girls in conflict and peace-building;
  6. Rule of law and transitional justice;
  7. Economies and conflict;
  8. Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict;
  9. Media and conflict.


The USIP grants program supports the following

  • nonprofit organizations
  • individuals—both U.S. and foreign—including the following: institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions, and libraries.
  • American and foreign nonprofit organizations may apply.

Note the following regarding eligibility:

  • You are not eligible if your project supports degree work
  • Inquiries about support for dissertation research should be directed to USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program.
  • Only one application per competition may be submitted by the same project director.
  • Unsuccessful applicants of previous Grant Program competitions may not submit the same application unless it has been substantially revised.
  • Participants, consultants, or project personnel members of USIP’s Board of Directors or staff or USIP contractors are not eligible to apply. Also, any application that lists USIP as a collaborator in the project will not be accepted.

To determine eligibility prior to submitting an application, please contact the Grant Program staff.

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