Deadline: 30 September, 2013
Open to: non-profit organizations and individuals (including but not limited to academicians,activists, artists, community organizers, educators, filmmakers, journalists, scholars, social workers, and students) from around the world
Grant: up to US$50,000
The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue and understanding at global, regional and local levels. As part of their mandate, JWF seeks to support individuals and organizations with creative and innovative projects that aim to prevent and respond to recurrent and new conflicts around the world; promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue; and foster pluralism, good governance, freedom of belief, justice and reconciliation, social and economic development, respect for human rights, and gender equality and empowerment. Some of the project topics of interest include (this list is not exhaustive and JWF welcomes additional themes and creative ideas):
- Inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation
- Peace education
- Pluralism and multiculturalism
- Youth, conflict and peacebuilding
- Early warning and conflict prevention
- Mediation and negotiation
- Post-conflict reconciliation
Who can apply?
Non-profit organizations and individuals (including but not limited to academicians,activists, artists, community organizers, educators, filmmakers, journalists, scholars, social workers, and students) from all nationalities are eligible to apply. Please note that at least one member of the team must be over 18 years old.
Proposals for supporting or advancing already existing projects are not eligible.
Grants will be given in three installments. Details of these installments will be determined according to the work plan of each project and the grant agreement that will be signed between JWF and the awardees.
- Project grants: up to US$50,000 (to be used in the implementation of the project)
Successful implementation awards (awarded upon successful implementation of projects):
- First Place Award: US$30,000
- Second Place Award: US$20,000
- Third Place Award: US$10,000
How to apply?
The application process consists of two-steps. The first step is a submission of a 4-page (1000 word) Summary Proposal. A jury of experts will review the Summary Proposal applications and identify a shortlist of 25 proposals. In the second step, these 25 project applicants will be invited to submit a full project proposal. Requirements of the full project proposals will be announced later. In order to apply for the grant, applicants should submit the following:
- Cover page
- Summary proposal
- CV (of key personnel combined in one file)
- Budget (outline the total proposed costs and expenses for the implementation of the project)