Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme
The OCHA Policy Development and Studies Branch invites applications to its 2013 Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme. The programme encourages and enables original research and writing on issues and trends relating to humanitarian needs and response. [Download application and information package: English - Spanish]
All research projects must be completed within six months and result in a 20 to 40-page paper and a possible presentation at an OCHA policy forum. The final papers will be published on the OCHA website.
Field research in countries with humanitarian response activities is strongly encouraged.
The maximum grant payable under this programme is US$4,000. The exact disbursement will be determined by the nature of the work and the number of selected projects.
The programme is open to people of any nationality who are interested in improving humanitarian assistance. Applicants should either have relevant academic credentials, such as an MA or a PhD, be currently enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have work experience relevant to their proposal. Applicants proposing field research are generally expected to be residents of that country or to have extensive experience working in that context, as well as relevant language skills. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
To apply for a grant under this programme, please submit:
- The application form, including a 3 to 10-page project proposal and an indicative budget (using the format below).
- Your CV/resumé.
- A writing sample (maximum 2 pages) that demonstrates your ability to clearly explain complex ideas.
Please e-mail your application and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that the subject line reads: “2013 Humanitarian Futures Grant Programme”.
At this time, applications will only be accepted in English or Spanish (in partnership with the Instituto de Estudios Humanitarios). Applications that do not conform to the format shown in the application package [EN - SP] will not be considered.
The 2013 research theme is humanitarian innovation.
The deadline for applications is Monday 15 April 2013.