FAQ | USIP Support

FAQ

Who is eligible for USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support?

What types of events are eligible for the program?

What types of events are not eligible for the program?

What activity themes or topics are eligible for support?

What is the range of USIP support?

Is cost-sharing required to be eligible for support?

Are indirect costs an eligible form of cost share?

May USIP Support funds be used for the purchase of materials, such as text books or films?

What are the deadlines?

If I received Public Education for Peacebuilding Support (PEPS) during the first application cycle, am I eligible to apply for the second application cycle?

How are the support recipients selected?

Who can I contact with questions about USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support?


Q: Who is eligible for USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support?

A: The initiative is open to any accredited institution of higher education or public library in the United States, including the U.S. territories. University organizations, departments, groups or consortia are eligible to receive support.

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Q: What types of events are eligible for the program?

A: The support may be used for a variety of public activities and events, including, but not limited to, educational or training workshops, lecture series, speaker programs, library forums, and web-based forums.

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Q: What types of events are not eligible for the program?

A: The following are uses of funds that are ineligible to receive USIP Support:

  • An activity where fundraising will take place.
  • As a monetary gift or award.
  • To fund the participation of USIP staff or board members.
  • Advocacy activities.

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Q: What activity themes or topics are eligible for support?

A: The activity or event may address any issues related to the life cycle of international conflict, including conflict prevention and early warning, conflict and crisis, conflict management and resolution, and post-conflict peacebuilding. Suggested topics include, although are not limited to:

  • Gender, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
  • Science and Technology, and Peacebuilding
  • Sustainable Economics, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding
  • International and Regional Organization and Conflict Management
  • Post-Conflict Transitions
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Media and Peacebuilding
  • Country and region specific topics are also encouraged. Events addressing domestic conflict issues in the U.S. are not eligible.

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Q: What is the range of USIP support?

A: USIP will provide up to $2,000. All support must be matched by the institution.

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Q: Is cost-sharing required to be eligible for support?

A: Yes, the host institution or organization is required to provide matching support for this initiative. This can be in the form of in-kind contributions, faculty time, and other direct institutional support.

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Q: Are indirect costs an eligible form of cost share?

A: Indirect costs are eligible for up to 10% of an institution’s cost share.

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Q: May USIP Support funds be used for the purchase of materials, such as text books or films?

A: The purchase of materials is permissible in the context of a larger peace education program. Materials should not be the primary use of USIP support.

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Q: What are the deadlines?

A: The second application cycle will open on March 4th, 2013 with an application deadline of May 3rd, 2013.

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Q: If I received Public Education for Peacebuilding Support (PEPS) during the first application cycle, am I eligible to apply for the second application cycle?

A: Previous recipients are eligible to apply for the second application cycle if they have submitted all final reports and met all requirements for their first award.

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Q: How are the support recipients selected?

A: The recipients will be selected through a competitive process based on the following selection criteria: eligibility, relevance, impact, need, and institutional support.

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Q: Who can I contact with questions about USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support?

A: Please send all inquiries to usipsupport@iie.org.

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