Applications invited for Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme

Applications invited for Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme

Organization: The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Apply By: 05 Sep 2019

Grant Amount: 480000 Pound

About the organization

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) was established in April 2005 as successor to the Arts and Humanities Research Board and is a British research council; non-departmental public body that provides approximately £102 million from the government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from languages and law, archaeology and English literature to design and creative and performing arts. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,350 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded.

Grant description

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation - and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. With the World Bank predicting that nearly half (46%) of the world’s poor will live in fragile and conflict affected states by 2030, the AHRC and DFID are working in partnership to fund world-class research into humanitarian protection of people affected by conflict. The Thematic Research Grants call launched under this initiative will support a portfolio of research projects to better understand the causes of humanitarian protection risks/violations and to gather evidence about which interventions are most effective in improving humanitarian protection outcomes. Research approaches for this funding call led by AHRC, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, must be multi-disciplinary and include collaboration with non-academic practitioner organisations. Research consortia must also involve partners based in official development assistance eligible countries as defined by OECD DAC. For full details of the requirements please see the call guidance document below.


  • Eligibility (individual): Researchers from any recognised research organisation in any country are eligible as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator
  • Eligibility (institutional): Any recognised UK or international university/research organisation that can meet UKRI due diligence requirements is eligible to apply as the lead organisation
  • At least one researcher based at a research organisation in an OECD DAC ODA eligible country must be included in the research team (as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator)
  • Proposals must also include collaboration with at least one practitioner organisation
  • Research Focus: The regions of focus prioritised for this call have been selected based on the high intensities of conflict recorded and live conflict related humanitarian appeals in 2018. See call document for full details.

Successful proposals must meet all the following defining characteristics:

  • Address one of the six research themes outlined the full call guidance document
  • Be appropriately multidisciplinary
  • Include collaboration with practitioner organisations
  • Include partnerships with institutions in OECD DAC eligible countries
  • Include consideration of gender dynamics, and wider equalities and inclusion issues in relation to the theme being studied

How to Apply

All proposals for the AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme – Thematic Research Grants call must be submitted through the Je-S system by 5 September 2019, 16:00.

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