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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