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Thematic Research Grants call - Humanitarian Protection

27 May 2019


AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme – Thematic Research Grants call

Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Deadline: 05-Sep-2019

Funding Amount: 736,600.00 USD


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The goal of this research call is 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.