Unsolicited Grant Program

The Institute supports research, education, training and dialogue programs in the United States and abroad on international peace and conflict resolution.

Examples of Funded Projects


A grant to fund research on armed non-state actors, attempts to disarm or demilitarize such actors, and the sequencing of such attempts in relation to political negotiations.

Drawing upon lessons from cases in Southwest Africa and Northern Ireland and from the direct experience of project team members in those cases, the study will focus particular attention on the evolving experience with Hizballah in Lebanon.


A summer workshop, to promote cooperative security in South Asia through dialogue.

It will focus on traditional security issues and will bring together young scholars and analysts from South Asia for a candid, sustained dialogue on sources of insecurity in the region.


A project in the Warri region of Nigeria's Niger Delta to address the need for reconciliation following violence among Ijaw, Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups.


A project to promote reconciliation in Lebanon through the collection and discussion of documents and testimonies on the Lebanese civil war.

Agency - United States Institute Of Peace

Office - Unsolicited Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3006.

Telephone: (202) 429-3842.

E-mail: grants@usip.org.
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