Nelly Bassily | September 16, 2013
The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) has brought together thousands of people from various backgrounds to discuss topics such as politics, religion, art, philosophy, and science in order to establish common ground and, ultimately, peace.
The JWF is currently inviting proposals for innovative conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects.
Proposed projects should focus on preventing, managing and resolving violent conflict, and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding, reconciliation and dialogue in communities which have experienced conflict.
The JWF awards support projects that use a broad range of disciplines, skills and approaches. Non-profit organizations and individuals (including activists, community organizers, educators, filmmakers, journalists and students from all nationalities) are eligible to apply. At least one member of the team must be over 18 years old. There are no geographical restrictions on applicants.
Total funding of the awards is US $500,000.
The first step is to submit a 4-page (1000-word) summary of the proposal. All proposals must be submitted in English.
Proposals must be submitted on the website http://peaceprojects.net by 11:59 a.m. (EST) on September 30, 2013.
For a full description of project topics and activities, as well as the eligibility criteria and application and selection processes, please visit: http://peaceprojects.net/files/JWF_Peace_Projects_RFP.pdf