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Funded Activity: Conflict

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have run a series of three funding calls under the ‘Conflict Theme’ of the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (PaCCS) Research. These funding calls have provided over £5 million of support for 29 highly interdisciplinary research projects that bring together researchers and expertise from a range of different disciplines, organisations and countries to address a number of different issues related to conflict. The projects range in size from small Innovation Awards focussed on particular problems to Large Grants much broader in scope.

The most recent funding call had a specific focus on conflict and international development and was supported from the initial allocations for the AHRC and ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The AHRC and ESRC GCRF allocation was also used to support four of the larger Research Grants funded under a previous call. In total GCRF funding has supported 13 Innovation Awards and 4 Research Grants under the Conflict Theme of PaCCS.

The full list of funded projects is provided below.

Innovation Awards Call 2015

Grant Reference Principal Investigator Holding Organisation Grant title


Professor Siobhan Wills

University of Ulster

Community Experience of Conflict in Haiti: Assessing the Emotional Legacy of Civilian Deaths as a result of Intense Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers


Dr Jonathan Fisher

University of Birmingham

'Witchcraft' and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity


Dr Laura Smith

University of Bath

Predicting online radicalisation


Dr Lee Jarvis

University of East Anglia

British [Muslim] Values: Conflict or Convergence?


Dr Rachel Julian

Leeds Beckett University

Raising Silent Voices: Harnessing local knowledge for communities' protection from violence in Myanmar


Dr Daniele Rugo

Brunel University London

Following the wires: sensing socio-material practices of everyday electricity supply in post-conflict Greater Beirut.


Dr Kirsten Forkert

Birmingham City University

Performing memory & memorialising conflict at a distance: innovative approaches to understanding the views of displaced people & receiving communities


Dr Fidelma Ashe

University of Ulster

LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict


Dr Maria O'Reilly

Queen Mary, University of London

The Gender Politics of Demilitarisation: Examining DDR from the Perspective of Female (Ex)-Combatants


Dr Neelam Raina

Middlesex University

The Value of Culture in Conflict - Investigating the Sustainable Livelihood Generation for Craftswomen in Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

*In addition to AHRC and ESRC this proposal was also co-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Research grants call

Grant Reference Principal Investigator Holding Organisation Grant title


Dr Jeremy Lind

Institute of Development Studies

'Seeing' conflicts at the margins: understanding community experiences through social research and digital narrative in Kenya and Madagascar


Professor Fiona Magowan

Queen's University of Belfast

Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation


Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

University College London

Local Community Experiences of and Responses to Conflict-Induced Displacement from Syria: Views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey


Professor Tim Allen

London School of Economics & Political Science

Return, Responsibility and Reintegration in Central Africa: A multi-disciplinary exploration into endemic violence and social repair


Dr Annette Idler

University of Oxford

The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures


Dr Rachel Kerr

King's College London

Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community

*Funded through GCRF allocation

Conflict and International Development Innovation Awards Call

Grant Reference Principal Investigator Holding Organisation Grant title


Dr Irina Kuznetsova

University of Birminghamr

Ukraine's hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country's war torn regions


Dr Nils-Christian Bormann

University of Exeter

Do Nightlights Emissions Enlighten? Exploring the effect of local economic conditions on violence against civilians during civil war


Dr Lars Waldorf

University of York

Performing Empowerment: Disability, Dance, and Inclusive Development in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka


Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards

Queen's University of Belfast

Revolt in the 'Square': Spatial Modelling of Urban Stability in Modern Cities New insights and approaches for preventing conflict and violence


Dr Robin Hickey

Queen's University of Belfast

Restoring cultural property and communities after conflict


Professor Matthew Brown

University of Bristol

PEACE FESTIVAL: Sharing Creative Methodologies for Unearthing Hidden War Stories for Peace


Dr Madhu Krishnan

University of Bristol

Ugandan Youth and Creative Writing: New Perspectives on Conflict and Development


Dr Oliver Edward Walton

University of Bath

Living on the Margins: Using literary comics to understand the role of borderland brokers in post-war transitions


Dr Adam Branchy

University of Cambridge

Narratives of Conflict, Climate, and Development: Re-envisioning Sustainability from Post-War Northern Uganda


Miss Amiera Sawas

Imperial College London

Climate Adaptation, Land Acquisition and Security: the Gendered Politics of Dispossession in Pakistan


Dr Ayesha Siddiqi

Royal Holloway, Univ of London

After disaster strikes and other stories: The political construction of Typhoon Pablo in insurgency affected communities in Mindanao


Professor Pedro Rebelo

Queen's University of Belfast

Understanding the role of music and sound in conflict transformation: the Rwandan case study


Professor Sabine Lee

University of Birmingham

Peacekeeper Fathered Children in Haiti

*Funded through GCRF allocation.


For further information visit the PaCCS website