Launch Call for applied research on the influence of transnational challenges

30 October 2015

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development launched the fourth call for proposals within the Applied Research Fund of the research programme Security & Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings. This call focuses on the influence of transnational flows in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings. The call has been developed in close collaboration with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.

The aim of the Call is to strengthen the evidence-base of policies and/or programming for Security & Rule of Law addressing the influence of transnational flows in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS) in order to enhance stability in these settings. The applied research projects that will be funded must provide new evidence based and applicable insights and knowledge for practitioners.

>CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Applying for a grant

Applications for proposals can be submitted until 5 January 2016, 14.00 hours CET. For this call, a maximum budget of 1 Million euros is available. Each granted project will be funded with a maximum budget of 100,000 euros for a duration of 6 months. All research consortia should consist of at least one research organisation and one practitioner organisation. The practitioner organisation must be involved in the design and/or implementation of policies for security and rule of law reform programmes in FCAS (as listed below) and whose knowledge demand is addressed by the consortium.

Targeted settings are: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen. However, a regional focus, comparative research and research into the role of and relation with developed countries in these transnational flows is encouraged.

Objectives of the call

The objectives of this call for proposals on the influence of transnational challenges in FCAS are:

  • (Develop tools that) provide new evidence-based insights to enhance the effectiveness of policies and/or programming for Security & Rule of Law addressing the effects of transnational flows on stability in FCAS as listed;
  • Unlock the knowledge generated by this research for practitioner organisations involved in policy and/or its implementation (programming) on Security & Rule of Law in FCAS as listed, in such a way that these organisations can easily apply such knowledge for (re-) designing relevant, conflict-sensitive, and effective Security & Rule of Law reform policies and/or programming in those FCAS.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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About the research programme

The research agenda of the research programme Security & Rule of Law was formulated by the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, installed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, is responsible for managing the programme. Twenty-two research projects have already been granted since the launch of the programme in 2014.

Besides this call under the Applied Research Fund, also two other calls for proposals within the Applied Research Fund are currently open for application. The deadline for applying for these calls is 6 November 2015. For more information on the calls for proposals and the SroL research programme, please visit www.nwo.nl/securityandlaw. Questions can be send to SRoL-ARF4@nwo.nl.

Source: NWO