The Conflict Research Programme has ended and therefore we are currently not accepting Fellowship applications.
The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offered yearlong support for experienced scholars, postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts and practitioners based at a university or NGO. Successful fellowship candidates held expertise in one of our five focus countries and their research was aligned to the CRP's research framework.
Fellows examined how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict; they analysed "what works" to counter drivers of conflict; and explored the contextual factors that affect the efficacy of such interventions, including the linkages among international, national, state, and local level dynamics.
Successful candidates contributed to the overall analysis of conflict through case studies of external interventions in four areas prioritised by the programme:
- Civil society support (including multi-scalar peacemaking and peacebuilding activities, support for reconciliation, and community-level dialogue and mediation);
- Security and Justice Sector reform (including DDR/RR, stabilisation, regional security networks/arenas, transitional, formal and customary justice);
- Strengthening public authority and legitimacy, including at sub-national levels (the political marketplace, the effects of patronage networks on governance, governance promoting interventions, decentralisation and anti-corruption activities) and;
- Resource management (including settlement of land and real estate disputes, governance frameworks, and the role of natural resource competition in shaping public authority).
The 2019/20 Conflict Research Fellows:
Zmkan Ali Saleem | American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Institute of Regional and International Studies
Ahmed Sharif Ibrahim | Carleton College, Department of Anthropology
Mohamed Haji Ingiriis | University of Oxford, Faculty of History
Markus Hoehne | University of Leipzig, Institute for Social Anthropology
The 2018/19 Conflict Research Fellows:
- Everyday peace and conflict: (un)privileged interactions in Kirkuk, Iraq, Third World Quarterly, June 2021.
- Building everyday peace in Kirkuk, Iraq: The potential of locally focused interventions, SIPRI Policy Paper, 52, September 2019.
- The opportunity for local peacebuilding interventions: The case of Kirkuk, Iraq, LSE Conflict Research Programme Blog, September 2019.
Zahra Ali | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Peer Schouten | Danish Institute for International Studies