The Program on Conflict and Development (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 our Latin America Lead, 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.
In partnership with the Conflict and Development Foundation, ConDev has offered grants to organizations in selected Latin American countries to conduct research and development programs in target countries. Programs have been completed in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.
ConDev has administered a competitive grants program at Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health, which supported the development of solutions to community health challenges in conflict-affected areas.
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 partnered with the USAID-funded Environmental Management in the Oil Sector (USAID/EMOS) program to deliver “Emco” awards, which engaged Ugandan researchers in the development of Transformative Solutions to problems caused by the exploration, extraction, processing, marketing and utilization of Uganda’s mineral resources.