USIP Annual Grant Competition 2011

Deadline: 3 October 2011
Open to: nonprofit organizations and individuals — both U.S. and foreign
Grant: most awards fall in the range of $50,000 to $120,000

United States Institute of Peace’s (USIP) Grant Program increases the breadth and depth of the Institute’s work by supporting peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations.

The Annual Grant Competition supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media. The Grant Program funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

Topic areas of interest to USIP include, but are not limited to:

  • Conflict analysis and prevention;
  • Mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Postconflict peace and stability operations;
  • Religion and peacemaking;
  • Women and girls in conflict and peacebuilding;
  • Rule of law and transitional justice;
  • Economies and conflict;
  • Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict;
  • Media and conflict.


USIP may provide grant support to nonprofit organizations and individuals—both U.S. and foreign—including the following: institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions, and libraries.

About the Grant

In over twenty years of grantmaking, the Grant Program’s Annual Grant Competition and Priority Grant Competition have received nearly 10,000 applications and awarded more than 2,000 grants. The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in more than 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in 81 foreign countries.

Most USIP grants are one to two years in duration. Most awards fall in the range of $50,000 to $120,000. Proposed grant budgets are reviewed by USIP staff, and are subject to modification.


All applications must be submitted online via WebGrants system.

The deadline for submitting the applications is 3 October 2011.

Application Guidelines

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