Funding brief: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. With the World Bank predicting that nearly half (46%) of the world’s poor will live in fragile and conflict affected states by 2030, the AHRC and DFID are working in partnership to fund world-class research into humanitarian protection of people affected by conflict. The Thematic Research Grants call launched under this initiative will support a portfolio of research projects to better understand the causes of humanitarian protection risks/violations and to gather evidence about which interventions are most effective in improving humanitarian protection outcomes.
Research approaches for this funding call led by AHRC, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, must be multi-disciplinary and include collaboration with non-academic practitioner organisations. Research consortia must also involve partners based in official development assistance eligible countries as defined by OECD DAC. For full details of the requirements please see the call guidance document below.
There are six key research themes identified for this call: Impact of violations of international humanitarian law, Impact of protection programming, Impact of restraint, Impact of local protection mechanisms, Impact of recognition on protection and Impact of targeting, and proposals must address one of more of these key themes. Specific regions around the world have also been prioritised for this call, selected on the basis of high intensities of conflict recorded and live conflict-related humanitarian appeals in 2018.
Research Focus: The regions of focus prioritised for this call have been selected based on the high intensities of conflict recorded and live conflict related humanitarian appeals in 2018. See call document for full details.
Successful proposals must meet all the following defining characteristics:
Address one of the six research themes outlined the full call guidance document
● Be appropriately multidisciplinary
● Include collaboration with practitioner organisations
● Include partnerships with institutions in OECD DAC eligible countries
● Include consideration of gender dynamics, and wider equalities and inclusion issues in relation to the theme being studied
● Theme 1: Impact of violations of international humanitarian law (IHL)
● Theme 2: Impact of protection programming
● Theme 3: Impact of restraint
● Theme 4: Impact of local protection mechanisms
● Theme 5: Impact of recognition on protection
● Theme 6: Impact of targeting
Donor Name: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Department for International Development (DFID)
Funding name: AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme
Deadline: 5th, September, 2019 at 16:00 (UK time)
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: up to £480,000 (fEC) plus additional £100,000 for optional Capacity Building element (£580,000 in total)
Project start date: 1st, April, 2020 and project latest end date: 30th, June, 2022
Project duration: 18–24 months
Eligible organization: As below
● Eligibility (individual): Researchers from any recognised research organisation in any country are eligible as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator
● Eligibility (institutional): Any recognised UK or international university/research organisation that can meet UKRI due diligence requirements is eligible to apply as the lead organisation
● At least one researcher based at a research organisation in an OECD DAC ODA eligible country must be included in the research team (as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator)
● Proposals must also include collaboration with at least one practitioner organisation
Eligible Country: Research approaches must be multi-disciplinary and include collaboration with practitioner organisation(s), and research partners based in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries as set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC), and where possible from the context being studied.
The regions of focus prioritised for this call have been selected based on the high intensities of conflict recorded and live conflict related humanitarian appeals in 2018: · Middle East North Africa: Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), Libya · Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Nigeria, Chad and the Sahel region. · Asia: Afghanistan, Myanmar
However, applicants can make the case for studying other contexts, including contexts hosting large numbers of refugees that have fled conflict e.g. Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Kenya, and recent conflict countries e.g. Lebanon, providing a compelling case is made for how study of these contexts will contribute to the goal of this research call.
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How to apply: Proposals should be submitted through the Je-S system (Click to view).
● Attachments: In completing the Je-S application form you must include the following attachments for each proposal, noting the page limits where applicable (for each attachment an Arial font size no smaller than 11-point should be used):
Case for Support (up to eight sides ofA4)
Additional document – Optional Capacity Building element (up to one page of A4)
Justification of Resources (max two sides ofA4)
Pathways to Impact (max two sides of A4)
International PI Head of Dept statement (max two sides of A4)
International Co-I Head of Dept Statement (max two sides of A4)
Work plan (max one side of A4)
CV for the Principal Investigator and each Co-Investigator (max two sides of A4 per CV)
Publication lists for the Principal Investigator and each Co-Investigator (max two sides of A4)
Letters of Support from each Project Partner (max one side ofA4)
ODA Compliance Statement (max one side ofA4)
Additional Document – Delivery Model (max up to two sides of A4)
Gender Equality Statement (max one side ofA4)
Additional Document – Safeguarding, risks, ethics and research conduct (max one side of A4)
Data Management Plan – (max two sides of A4)
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