Peace and Recovery Programme Round Six Now Open

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. With financial support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Open Society Foundations, the IPA offers research funding for international projects which aim to promote peace and aid recovery.

The initiative is focused on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies, including:

International and internal wars.

State-supported violence and repression, from mass killings to police brutality.

Electoral violence.

Riots, protests, strikes, and other collective action (violent and nonviolent).

Intergroup violence, including ethnic and sectarian violence.


‘Recovery’ responses after violence or destruction, such as after civil war or natural disasters (including COVID-19).

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Participation and organisation of violence.

Social order without the state.

State and institution building.

Service delivery and development in unstable or violent contexts.

Forced displacement.

Rehabilitation and recovery from violence, and building peace.

Crisis prevention, response, and recovery (this can include research on COVID-19 that speaks to the academic literature on crisis prevention, response, and recovery).

Homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply. Applicant researchers must be affiliated with a research institution or a university and either hold a PhD, or be currently pursuing a PhD, in a relevant discipline.

The main focus of the programme is on work in FCDO priority countries as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.

Funding is provided in the form of a project grant and is based on the type of work carried out. The following maximum funding levels apply:

Exploratory grants: $10,000

Pilot studies: $50,000

Full studies: $450,000

Infrastructure/public goods projects: $150,000

Reviews and meta-analysis of literature: $20,000

Evidence use and policy outreach: $25,000

Application for round six is now open and comprises a single-stage application process.

The full proposal submission deadline is 20 November 2020.

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