AHRC-DFID collaborative humanitarian protection research programme – thematic research grants call

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, via UK Research & Innovation, and the Department for International Development invite applications for their collaborative humanitarian protection research programme – thematic research grants call.

This supports research to better understand the causes of humanitarian protection risks or violations and to gather evidence about which interventions are most effective in improving humanitarian protection outcomes.

The regions of focus prioritised for this call are: Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia, Nigeria, Chad, Sahel region, Afghanistan and Myanmar. However, applicants can make the case for studying another region, including those hosting large numbers of refugees that have fled conflict.

Proposals should address one or more of the following themes:

  • impact of violations of international humanitarian law;
  • impact of protection programming;
  • impact of restraint;
  • impact of local protection mechanisms;
  • impact of recognition on protection;
  • impact of targeting.

Principal investigators, co-investigators, researchers and project partners can be from anywhere in the world. At least one ODA eligible country research organisation must be included in the research team, either as a PI or co-investigator. PIs must be based at a recognised research organisation. Proposals must include collaboration with at least one practitioner organisation.

Between 16 and 18 grants, worth between £50,000 and £480,000, or up to £580,000 if capacity building funding is requested, are available for projects of between 18 and 24 months. Projects must start no earlier than 1 April 2020 and finish no later than 30 June 2022.

Deadline: 5th September 2019

Torna in alto