Research Grants

The Research, Documentation, Policy and Engagement programme intends to stimulate Rwandan research that is relevant to policy and practice. As a contribution to this, the programme annually funds research projects by Rwandan researchers on themes relevant to genocide prevention and peace building. Non Rwandans collaborating with Rwandans can also apply for this grants.

Applications are now closed

Application Process

The programme publishes an annual Call for Research Proposals (click here for the latest call) inviting mainly Rwandan nationals. The programme also established an new research scheme (click here for the Thematic Working group research Scheme)  consisting of exploratory research. Rwandans main applicants may collaborate with non-Rwandan co-investigators to submit their applications. The proposals have to be in line with our themes. Projects to be funded are selected through a competitive process whereby quality, relevance and feasibility of the contemplated research are the key criteria used in their evaluation.

The selection of the cohort of researchers to be funded, is made by a Research Advisor with the support of the Research, Documentation, Policy and Engagement team.

Research Strategy

Recipients of Aegis Trust grants are expected to produce high-quality papers to be published in reputable international journals and on Aegis’ online working paper series. In order to foster this, the organization offers a high-quality advisory service whereby grant recipients are assigned academics with vast experience in relevant fields to work with for guidance throughout the life of the project.

The length of the research duration is about 10-12 months. At the end of this period, the researchers are expected to produce draft papers and policy briefs of the research projects. These are then copy edited by a professional, formatted to Aegis’ design and published on Aegis’ online working paper series.

Applications are now closed​

This form allows users to submit their research proposal for funding through our research grants programme.

Research Grants

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