The Creating Safer Space network has recently held a funding competition, and we have awarded funding to 13 research projects that will further our understanding of unarmed civilian protection and self-protection amidst violent conflict.
Projects will focus on the core countries of the Creating Safer Space network – Colombia, South Sudan, Myanmar and the Philippines – and we are also pleased to support projects in Cameroon, Palestine and Nigeria.
Four of the successful projects are led by organisations in the Global South. The remaining are led by UK universities, but all include co-investigators and/or project partners from the Global South.
The Creating Safer Space funding panel was impressed with the high quality of the applications. We received 59 applications in total, of which 50 projects met the basic eligibility criteria. We sincerely regret that we are not able to fund all high quality projects.
More information about the new research projects will be available on our Projects page in due course.