Research Grants

Each year the FBA funds research projects within the field of peace, security and development. The research grants aim to promote empirical, policy-relevant studies.

Since 2005 the FBA has supported approximately 100 research projects, among them data collections, surveys and experimental studies. The research grants have enabled the publication of a number of scientific papers, books and articles of importance to international policy development within the field of peace and security.

Funds are granted once a year and members of FBA’s research working groups can apply. The applications are evaluated by a committee, composed of senior researchers and practitioners.

2017 research grants

During 2017, FBA has granted a total of 2.4 million SEK to 11 research projects. Click here to find a summary of the researchers and projects that have been granted funds.

Social Networks and Reduction of Recidivism in Colombia
Cyrus Samii, New York University

Women, Peace and Security: What are the Mechanisms?
Dara Kay Cohen, Harvard University

Closed Doors or Open for Talks? Civil Society Actors in Peace Negotiations
Desirée Nilsson, Uppsala University

Civil War Ceasefires – A Data Collection Project
Govinda Clayton, Centre for Security Studies, ETH Zürich

Conflict Prevention 2.0: Preventing ‘transjihadization’ of Islamist Armed Conflicts
Isak Svensson, Uppsala University

A Gender Perspective on Civilian Ceasefire Monitoring and Protection in Myanmar
Jana Krause, University of Amsterdam

The Local Legacies of International Crisis: The Dynamics of Gender Inequality and Social Tension during Threatening Times
Kyle Beardsley, Duke University

Managing Inclusion for Sustainable Peace Through Constitutional Implementation
Pip  Nicholson, Melbourne Law School

After Exit: Assessing the Consequences of UN Peacekeeping Withdrawal
Richard Caplan, University of Oxford

Understanding the Protection and Prevention Pillars of UNSCR 1325: Data Collection on Sexual Violence in Liberia
Sabrina Karim, Cornell University

Protection Norms: Understanding Changes in Gender Roles after Armed Conflict in Eastern DR Congo
Summer Lindsey, Colombia University

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Una perspectiva de género en la construcción de la paz

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    Time for the Vikings to set sail again

    In just about a week, the Viking-18 exercise will start. In rough figures, around 3000 people (out of which some 300 are civilians), of 60+ nationalities, will meet across nine international sites to do a multinational, joint and civil-military exercise. It is the grand finale of almost two years of hard work by a dedicated group of individuals from many nations and organizations, including FBA, which has the role of facilitating and coordinating the civilian strands ... Read entire post »

    2018-04-10 14:25
  • Posted by Kristina Zetterlund

    Teaming up for peace – the importance of strong mission leadership teams

    Successful international peace operations call for strong and collaborative mission leadership teams, which are fully drawing on the benefits of diversity – including cultural, gender and geographic diversity.

    Peace operations today are called on to tackle complex challenges. The conflicts are often complicated and the settings often unpredictable, at times even dangerous. In the same way, the solutions are rarely one-dimensional but require a multidimensional and comprehensive approach. At the same time, financial constraints are putting pressure ... Read entire post »

    2018-03-26 13:11
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    Russian presidential elections: observing democratic process in the world’s largest country

    Few people think about the vast expanse of the Russian Federation. Canada, the world’s second largest country, is not even half the size of the Russian Federation. Just imagine the logistics of running a country with an 11 hour difference between provinces like Kaliningrad and Kamchatka. Imagine monitoring the quality of the democratic process across such an enormous area with just 500 observers. Imagine that the country, like Sweden, is located in the cold wintry North ... Read entire post »

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