The Institute is redesigning its grant competitions. During this time, we will not accept applications to the Annual or Priority Grant programs, with the exception of our Afghanistan and Pakistan initiatives.
Please check back in January to learn more about USIP grantmaking.
Grantmaking in Afghanistan will support projects designed to promote public understanding of peaceful alternatives to the violent resolution of conflict, the rule of law, transitional justice, and to improve local capacities for dialogue and peacebuilding.
- Improving public understanding of the costs of conflict and peaceful alternatives to the violent resolution of conflict;
- Reducing strife and insecurity through religious and inter-communal dialogue by supporting traditional approaches to non-violent conflict management;
- Promoting education and discussion about conflict resolution, rule of law and transitional justice;
- Improving the capacity of the Afghan civil society for dialogue and conflict resolution.
Other proposals on Afghanistan that respond to the broader mandate of USIP are also welcomed. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Afghan civil society organizations on the topics listed above.
USIP Staff Contact: Barmak Pazhwak, email@example.com. Applications will be accepted only in English.
Grantmaking in Pakistan will strengthen civil society capacities for conflict prevention and promote greater understanding of issues related to identity, tolerance, diversity, and sectarian extremism in Pakistan through education, training, research, and the media.
- Promoting dialogue on and a deepened understanding of Pakistan’s diversity across key religious, cultural, and regional divides among relevant stakeholders, including clerics, civilian and military policy practitioners, and opinion shapers;
- Strengthening the capacity of Pakistani civil society for nonviolent conflict prevention and resolution;
- Encouraging the inclusion of marginalized populations in Pakistani civil society, including women, ethnic and religious minorities, the displaced and people with disability, in efforts to prevent and reduce conflict.
Other proposals on Pakistan that respond to the broader mandate of USIP are also welcomed. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Pakistani civil society organizations on the topics above.
USIP Staff Contact: Barmak Pazhwak, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted only in English.