Grant Awards for NGO Projects Promoting Peacebuilding (Worth $50,000)

Grant Awards for NGO Projects Promoting Peacebuilding (Worth $50,000)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) solicits proposals for innovative conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects focused on preventing, managing and/or resolving violent conflict and promoting peacebuilding, reconciliation and dialogue in communities experiencing conflict. JWF awards will support projects that apply a broad range of disciplines, skills and approaches.

JWF is a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Some of the project topics of interest include (this list is not exhaustive and JWF welcomes additional themes and creative ideas):

  • Inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation
  • Peace education
  • Pluralism and multiculturalism
  • Youth, conflict and peacebuilding
  • Early warning and conflict prevention
  • Mediation and negotiation
  • Post-conflict reconciliation
  • Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration
  • Good governance, rule of law and transitional justice
  • Poverty, development and peacebuilding
  • Gender and peacebuilding
  • Religion and peacebuilding
  • Role of media in conflict and peacebuilding
  • Social-psychological impacts of violent conflict and trauma healing
  • Development and peacebuilding
  • Social media and peacebuilding


  • Project Grants of maximum US$50,000 to implement the project.
  • Best Implementation Cash Awards:
    • US$30,000 – First Place Award
    • US$20,000 – Second Place Award
    • US$10,000 – Third Place Award


  • Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Proposals for supporting or advancing already existing projects are not eligible. However, project proposals for new stages, or using the previous implementations as a model in different areas are accepted.
  • At least one member of the team must be over 18 years old.
  • There are no geographical restrictions on applicants.

Application process:

  • The concept note should be no more than 4 pages. It should include brief descriptions of the following:
    • Peacebuilding Relevance
    • Creativity and Novelty
    • Urgency of the Project
    • Description and Significance of the Project
    • Project Goals and Activities
    • Theory of Change
  • Applicants should upload short bios of key personnel during the application.
    • Key personnel include those in charge of implementing, managing and overseeing the implementation of the project such as project directors, project managers, and facilitators.
    • Short bios of up to 5 (five) key personnel should be combined in a single PDF document.
    • Each bio should be single page with the font size 12.
    • Bios should highlight relevant experiences and qualifications of key personnel to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities involved in project implementation.
  • The project proposal should submit a budget breakdown in an excel sheet. The budget should outline the proposed costs and expenses for the implementation of the project.
    • Budget narrative is not required for the application.
    • The currency used in the budget should be only US Dollars.
    • Overhead/indirect costs total should not be more than 10% of the budget (Overhead/indirect costs refer to an ongoing operating expenses of the regular business of the applicant that are not directly related to the project.) This percentage should be explicitly shown in the budget file.
    • If there are any matching funds, sources of these funds and how they will contribute to the project should be clearly explained in the budget.

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