GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards

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GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards: Prevention and Resilience at the Intersections between Conflict, Fragility and Wider Development Challenges and Risks

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), on behalf of UKRI, is planning to announce a new funding call in early 2020 for Partnership Development awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund's Collective Programme. This call will support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility (SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions & GCRF Conflict portfolio) and wider development challenges (and other SDGs and GCRF portfolios) such as health, environmental resilience, sustainable cities and food systems, as well as cross-cutting development issues such as gender, inequalities, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods.

The call will aim to develop innovative approaches to preventative and resilience building measures in developing country contexts affected by both conflict, fragility and violence (including contexts of conflict prevention and transitions from conflict) and extreme poverty and inequalities. It will have a particular focus on co-designing tailored, innovative, contextually-appropriate, responses which address the underlying drivers of fragility and factors of resilience and meet the needs of vulnerable and at risk groups facing multi-dimensional, intersecting and compounding risks and challenges, including those which cross borders and/or are multi-scalar and multi-temporal. It will support the development of:

contextually informed research engaged with local cultures, histories, knowledges and communities;

equitable partnerships, cross-national collaboration and reciprocal learning;

inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research innovation.

This cross-portfolio call will contribute to the GCRF Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement portfolio and to the other portfolios steered by the GCRF Challenge Leaders. Conflict portfolio Challenge Leader, Dr Neelam Raina, is currently undertaking further development and consultation activities to feed into the finalisation of the call details.

AHRC will be managing this call on behalf of UKRI, and it is intended to support the development of highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, international research partnerships. Applicants from any discipline will be encouraged to apply as a part of cross-disciplinary teams.

Closing Date: 01/05/2020

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