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Call For Proposals: The Research, Documentation, and Policy Engagement (RDPE) Programme 2024

Call For Proposals: The Research, Documentation, and Policy Engagement (RDPE) Programme 2024

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Call For Proposals: The Research, Documentation, and Policy Engagement (RDPE) Programme 2024

The Research, Documentation, and Policy Engagement (RDPE) Programme 2024 of Aegis Trust is pleased to launch this third Call for Proposals under the ASPIRE (Action for Sustainable Peace, Inclusion, Rights & Equality) Programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

They welcome innovative submissions of proposals in English or French on topics connected to one of the following themes:

  1. Governance and Social Cohesion:
  • Inclusive governance and the margins;
  • Innovation and tradition in post-genocide governance in Rwanda: with a critical and evaluative focus on home-grown initiatives (ubudehe, Abunzi, Itorero ry ’ igihugu, Urugerero, Girinka, Umuganura, Umuganda, Imihigo, Ndi Umunyarwanda, Agaciro, Abarinzi b’Igihango,
  • New insights on unity, reconciliation, and reconstruction: theory, practice, actors.
  1. Genocide, atrocity crimes, and Memorialization:
  • Documentation and/or Memorialization of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and beyond;
  • Reintegration of genocide convicts in Rwandan society after release;
  • Genocide and atrocity crimes prevention: processes, institutions, and actors.
  1. Conflicts, peacebuilding, and Peace Education:
  • Epistemological and/or pedagogical approaches to peace education in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region;
  • Conflicts, peacebuilding, and justice in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region;
  • Security, and safety in a globalized and digitalized world.

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  • Each successful proposal will receive the Rwandan Francs equivalent of 2650 British pounds (tax inclusive) to be used for researchers’ remuneration and other costs associated with conducting the research (£1900 will be paid upfront and £750 upon the production of the outputs detailed below). The amount paid for each research proposal will be the same, regardless of the number of authors.

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Eligibility of RDPE Programme 2024

  • Only Rwandan nationals may submit proposals as principal investigators.
  • Rwandan main applicants may collaborate with non-Rwandan co-investigators. At least 3 proposals will receive funding.

Application for RDPE Programme 2024

Submitted proposals should be around 500 words covering:

  • a brief description of the topic,
  • the specific research question to be answered,
  • a clear methodological approach, and
  • the paper’s expected contribution to the existing knowledge.

Applicants, including any co-authors, should also submit a copy of their CV. Proposals may relate to ongoing projects (which are not yet in the final stages) or new projects that require fresh research. Both categories will be paid at the same rate.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 June,2024
OrganizerGenocide Research Hub



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