USIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.
The Grant Program increases the breadth and depth of the Institute's work by supporting peace building projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations.
In over 20 years of grant making, the Grant Program's Annual Grant Competition and Priority Grant Competition have received nearly 10,000 applications and awarded over 2,000 grants. The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in 81 foreign countries.
Seeking to further the discipline of anthropology through its different grant-making programs and other activities, the Foundation has three main goals: supporting significant and innovative anthropological research, fostering the creation of an international community or researchers in anthropology, and providing leadership at the forefront of the discipline.
A variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants regardless of nationality or country of residence. Grants for doctoral students support those enrolled in programs leading to a PhD, including grants for dissertation research. Grants for post-PhD scholars include individual research grants, writing fellowships, training for scholars from countries where academic training in anthropology is limited, and awards encouraging collaborative research between international scholars.More information