Type of Funding
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is inviting peacebuilders from around the world to apply for the Alliance for Peacebuilding Scholarship Fund for them to attend PeaceCon2018, which will be held from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. A maximum of 10 local peacebuilders will be chosen to receive the scholarship.
Over the course of 3 days, conference participants will take part in activities and workshops structured around cutting-edge developments in the field of peacebuilding, from neuroscience and psychosocial healing to storytelling and the media.
PeaceCon 2018 will focus on the power of collective action for peace. Participants will celebrate bold new narratives and creative experiments in peace and security and will explore joint strategies for impactful programming and advocacy. They will be able to build their networks, discover new initiatives, and re-think how to build sustainable peace during a turbulent time in the world. PeaceCon 2018 will be guided by 4 overarching themes:
- Peacebuilding Programming
- Policy & Advocacy
- Innovation and
- Learning and Evaluation
The AfP Scholarship covers round-trip airfare; local travel to and from airports; hotel accommodation for 4 nights stay in Washington, DC; a per diem to help cover the cost of dinner during the conference and when in transit; and admission to PeaceCon 2018 and the Peacebuilding M&E Solutions Forum. The Solutions Forum will be held on 23 October 2018 and those selected are welcome to participate.
AfP will handle the travel logistics and purchase the airfare and hotel accommodation. Scholarship recipients will have to coordinate their own local travel and will receive per diem payments upon arrival. All participants will travel economy-class flights to and from Washington, DC.
The scholarship fund does not cover the cost of visa applications and travel insurance. All awarded scholarships are contingent on the applicants’ ability to get a visa to the United States.
Applicants must be individuals conducting peacebuilding work or research. They should be either working independently or with an organization and they are implementing direct peacebuilding programming and/or conducting peacebuilding research in a country or region outside of the United States, Canada, Western Europe and the European Union, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need.
Applications are to be done online by 24 August 2018.