The ESRC and AHRC will shortly be launching a call for inter-disciplinary innovation awards under the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) focusing on Conflict and International Development. Proposals may focus on any stage of the lifecycles of conflict from the community level through to the global which affect the welfare of people in developing countries. Proposals may explore the intersections between conflict and a wide range of issues, for example: international aid, fragility; geopolitics; heritage; faith, ideas and ideologies; identities; children in conflict; vulnerability; equalities and rights; communication, media and technology; transnational organised crime and cybersecurity.
The aim of this call will be to support the development of innovative, adventurous, collaborative, higher risk, interdisciplinary research, including projects that are at an earlier stage of interdisciplinary evolution and/or collaborative development. Proposals will be required to span the remits of the AHRC and ESRC as well as involving wider disciplinary inputs where appropriate.
Proposals led by early career researchers will be welcomed. All projects will be required to include a least one non-academic partner /collaborator in a developing country or from an organisation which supports international development and it is expected that this collaborator partner will be fully involved in the design, implementation and dissemination of the proposed research. Projects involving international research Co-Investigators, particularly in developing countries, will also be welcomed.
Projects may be up to a maximum value of £100,000 fEC and up to 18 months in duration, commencing in November 2016. 8-12 projects will be funded through this call.
Deadline: 28 July 2016 (tbc). Further information