5 August 2019

Call for Grant Proposals: E4J Initiative Grant Programme for Higher Education Institutions

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is delighted to announce an opportunity for professors, lecturers and academics teaching at not-for-profit Higher Education Institutions (HEI). Until 31 August 2019, E4J is accepting proposals for creative ideas on how to use a grant amount ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 20,000 to promote the E4J University Module Series. 

As an innovative initiative, E4J is designed to support educators teaching the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law, thereby contributing to achieving Agenda 2030 with a particular focus on SDG16. The E4J University Module is a multidisciplinary series focusing on 9 thematic areas: integrity & ethics, anti-corruption, crime prevention & criminal justice, organized crime, trafficking in persons & smuggling of migrants, firearms, cybercrime, wildlife, forest & fisheries crime, and counter-terrorism. 

E4J Grant Programme

This Grant Programme is intended to encourage the use and raise the awareness of important peer-reviewed educational tools aimed to support educators of HEI in their efforts to transmit knowledge on rule of law related issues. E4J is again turning to academics to help with the further dissemination of the University Module Series and is looking for the kind of innovative and inventive energy that went into creating them in the first place.

The aim of the E4J Grant Programme is to build an even stronger network between E4J and academics around the world who will both use and further disseminate E4J materials and tools. To facilitate this goal, E4J encourages HEI's to submit creative ideas on how to use a grant amount ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 20,000 to promote the E4J University Module Series, e.g. by organizing summer/winter schools for young lecturers, innovative conferences, simulation exercises, competitions, etc.

The grants are awarded based on the criteria summarized in the E4J Grant Programme for Higher Education Institutions Call for Proposals, together with the instructions on how to apply. The call for proposals for 2019 will be open until 31 August 2019. Activities funded with the grant need to be implemented between February and November 2020.

Application Procedure

Step 1:  Check the UNODC Education for Justice (E4J) initiative's website and read the Call for Proposals.

Step 2:  Register yourself with the E4J Network.

Step 3:  Submit the concept note application form Annex I (max. 3-4 pages), together with the documents listed under Section 3 of the E4J Grant Programme for Higher Education Institutions Document to: unodc-e4j-grants@un.org stating in the subject line "E4J Grant Application: higher education". The deadline for applications is 31 August 2019.

Step 4:  Successful candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal, which will be further reviewed by an internal technical evaluation panel and the highest scoring proposals will result in the selected winners who will be notified.

Please visit UNODC for more information.