Call for Applications – CLOSED

*This call is now closed.*

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Creating Safer Space Research Grants

The research network Creating Safer Space aims to understand and support unarmed civilian protection and self-protection in the midst of violent conflict. Our research focuses on conflicts in Colombia, South Sudan, Myanmar, and the Philippines, but research on other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) will also be supported.

We welcome applications for research grants. We aim to fund about 15 – 20 research projects that meet the aims of the Creating Safer Space network. Grants range from £20,000 – £100,000 GBP for periods of 6 to 16 months. Projects have to be led by organisations in the UK or in LMICs.

The application deadline is 15 April 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us in good time before the deadline – we will not be able to answer any questions on the day of the deadline. 

Please read the following instructions below carefully. You can also download them as PDF (in English). 

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1 What is the Creating Safer Space research network?

Creating Safer Space is a four-year international research collaboration, which aims to understand, support and...

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2 What is the Research Focus?

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are now a record high of 82.4 million...

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3 What are the Research Themes?

We seek to fund research projects that will further our understanding of unarmed civilian protection...

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4 What are the differences between the two types of grants?

There are two types of grants available – Large Grants and Small Grants – with...

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5 Who can apply for funding?

All projects must include a Principal Investigator, and may include one or more Co-Investigators and/or...

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6 What kind of projects will be funded?

We provide funding for research projects. Projects must undertake a systematic investigation, of some kind,...

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7 What can the funds be used for?

Projects are welcome to apply for the funding required to support the proposed research activities,...

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8 How do I apply for funding?

Applicants are required to send us an application form and specific supporting evidence. The application...

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9 What happens after I have submitted my application?

Assessment of applications The Creating Safer Space network is committed to assessing grant applications fairly,...

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10 What are the ODA cuts, and will it affect my funding proposal?

In spring 2021, the UK government reduced its budget for Official Development Assistance (ODA). As...

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11 Who do I contact with questions?

In the first instance, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you still have...