The Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M (ConDev) is working to build local research capacity by offering competitive grants to scholars. As part of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), ConDev helps bring the work of these local scholars to decision-makers. For more information about these grants, please contact our Director, Dr. Edwin Price, or Johanna Roman.
Permanently endowed program for research on Middle Eastern issues of conflict and development with emphasis on Iraq, agriculture and rural development.
In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ConDev provided funding to faculty at the Université Catholique du Graben in Butembo; these Howard G. Buffett Foundation-supported awards strengthen the collaboration between academic and government institutions through the design, implementation and evaluation of scalable solutions that address obstacles to peaceful development.
ConDev partners with the Conflict and Development Foundation to offer grants to organizations working on "transformative solutions" in selected Latin American countries. Target countries have included El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.
ConDev administers a third competitive grants program at Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health, which will support the development of solutions to community health challenges in conflict-affected areas. This is known as the ConDev Public Health Grant.
ConDev is currently pursuing funding to establish a Stabilization Lab (Stab Lab) at Texas A&M University. The StabLab will examine which governmental interventions yield the greatest return on investment, and produce dividends of peace, security, and prosperity.
Eleven grants of up to $25,000 of USAID/HESN funds were awarded through international competition to scholars who hypothesized and tested innovations to overcome the negative impacts of conflict that preclude broad-based development.
ConDev is also partnering with the USAID-funded Environmental Management in the Oil Sector (USAID/EMOS) program to deliver “Emco” awards, which engage Ugandan researchers in the development of Transformative Solutions to problems caused by the exploration, extraction, processing, marketing and utilization of Uganda’s mineral resources. All proposals must also include a conflict reduction component.