The aim of the Creating Safer Space Café is to enable people in different parts of the world to exchange knowledge and to help build a community of Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) researchers and practitioners.
This month, Prof. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Prof. Beatriz Arias will lead a Panel Discussion on how to write a successful grant application. The Panel consists of researchers who successfully applied for Creating Safer Space research grants in our recent funding competition. Juan Mario Díaz and Simon Rushton (University of Sheffield, UK) will share their experiences of writing a successful Large Grant application on “Community strategies for Unarmed Civilian Protection in South-West Colombia: local experiences and lessons learned”. Astrid Torres Ramírez and Véronique Draily (Corporación Jurídica Libertad, Colombia), will share their experiences of writing a successful Small Grant application on “The Social Process of Guarantees of Antioquia, Colombia, an experience of unarmed civil protection with indigenous and peasant communities of Bajo Cauca”.
The Panel will be asked questions about how they developed their proposals, what challenges they faced, what advice they would give to others who apply for research grants, as well as questions from the audience. The Panel will also share their successful grant applications with the research café participants, to allow participants to learn more about what a successful grant application actually looks like.
12.30 – 1.30 pm UTC on Thursday 22 September
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The session will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.
All welcome; please register here: