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OCHA 2012 Humanitarian Futures Grant Programme.

Organisation: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Posted on: 14 June 2012
Application deadline: 20 July 2012

The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of young researchers to study topics relevant to humanitarian action. It provides financial support to enable original research and writing on issues and trends that relate to: 1) the changing drivers of humanitarian need; 2) the system for responding to those needs.

All research projects must be completed within a maximum of six months and result in the preparation of a 20-40 page paper. Projects that include field work and original research will be prioritized. The projects should not focus on the role of OCHA.

The maximum grant payable under this programme is $4,000, with the exact disbursement to be determined by the nature of the work and the total number of selected projects. The final papers will be published on the OCHA website so they benefit the humanitarian and wider community. Grantees will retain ownership of their work and it will not be used by OCHA for any other purpose.

The grants are open to anyone aged 32 years and under on 1 September 2012.
Research projects on any topic of relevance to humanitarian policy and practice are welcome.

To apply for a grant under this programme, please submit: (1) a 1-3 page project proposal including an indicative budget (using the format below); (2) a CV; and (3) a writing sample to, with '2012 Humanitarian Futures Grant Programme' in the subject line. At this time, applications will only be accepted in English. Applications that do not conform to this format will not be considered.

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