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The Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge

The Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grants 2021

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Applications are open for Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grants 2021. The Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grants are awarded to ACU members to support initiatives advancing peace, reconciliation, and indigenous knowledge. Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network:

  • Historical memory and trauma
  • Institutional reform/indigenous knowledge


The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as:

  • Virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching / professional practice collaboration, sharing and co-development of learning materials, tools, training, and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at Higher Education Institutions.
  • Virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and practices.


Four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each, will be available for ACU members to meet the costs of organizing projects that promote the aims and priorities of the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network.


  • This funding is only available for ACU members and we encourage applicants to collaborate with other ACU member institutions to promote further Commonwealth partnerships.
  • The program will also accept applications that are led by ACU members but are in partnership with institutions outside of our network.
  • Grant applications that allow matching or additional funds from the applicant’s institution will be looked upon favorably.
  • Grantees are required to submit a short interim report halfway through their project and a comprehensive final report within one month after completing their project. Additionally, any outputs (e.g. toolkits, papers, etc.) developed through the grants are to be made available to the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network and wider ACU network.


Candidates will need to supply an outline of the project and an action plan, including details of what it involves and the expected institutional impact. The project action plan is requested for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. Applications open on 3 December 2020 and will close at 11.59 pm UTC on 15 January 2021.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 January,2021
Open toAll



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