The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Applications are now open for the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grants. Aimed at academic and professional staff at ACU member universities, the grants can be used to support initiatives advancing peace, reconciliation, and Indigenous knowledge.
Grants of up to GBP 2, 500 each are available to 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 and Indigenous knowledge
From designing new learning modules to improve the understanding of settler-Indigenous relations in Canada, to promoting a decolonised approach to studying abroad - last year’s Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grants funded a range of initiatives led by our member universities. Applications could include ideas for:
- 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.
These grants are aimed at academic and professional staff at ACU member universities, the grants can be used to support initiatives advancing peace, reconciliation, and Indigenous knowledge.
Four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each, will be available for ACU members to meet the costs of organising projects that promote the aims and priorities of the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network.
Grant applications that allow matching or additional funds from the applicant’s institution will be looked upon favourably.
6 to 12 months
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
You 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.
If you already have a MyACU account, you can access the application form here.
If you do not already have a MyACU account, please ensure that you first register for an account here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the application form.