USIP Grants & Fellowhsips

Cambodians who suffered in labor camps or witnessed the executions of loved ones still suffer high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder. Many such victims and their families live alongside former Khmer Rouge cadres and their relatives. For decades, public... Learn More
On the heels of last summer’s Israel-Gaza war, tensions between Jewish and Arab citizens within Israel have escalated significantly. In such a context of deep divisions, the extent to which police internalize fair and effective policing—and that... Learn More
Similarly, in Al-Muthanna Province, officials lacked an effective method to address citizens’ grievances, and exasperated residents began threatening elected provincial and appointed district council members with violence. So a local non-governmental... Learn More
A USIP grantee in Somalia is introducing the first widely available peace education program in the country's history. This civil society organization is bringing together education experts and specialists from Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland to revise... Learn More
Indian River State College made a compelling case that the humanitarian aid community as a whole lacked sufficient capacity to train field managers who can operate effectively in crisis situations, and that the demand for leaders of humanitarian operations is... Learn More
While some argue that the National Dialogue did not go far enough on many of the mandated issues, most Yemenis who participated in the process considered it to be a successful exercise. At a minimum, it succeeded in bringing together different political... Learn More
In July 2013, USIP awarded OSCAR (Organization for Social and Cultural Awareness and Rehabilitation), an Afghan NGO a small grant to educate and train local civil society groups in Kunar Province to oppose corruption. OSCAR empowered civil society groups to... Learn More
Reflecting USIP’s commitment to promoting public understanding of peaceful alternatives to violent conflict, the Afghanistan Priority Grant Competition supports nonprofit organizations that employ cost-effective approaches to improving local capacities... Learn More