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Application Process

How do I apply for the fund?

Please see below for a list of documents that should be completed as part of the application for each size of grant.

All documents should be emailed to us at

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 April 15:00 UK time.

What are the supporting documents needed to apply?

Individual applicants (for awards £5k or less) should submit

  • Completed application form
  • Letters of Support from Partners/institutions involved         
  • Include a copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  • Any visual evidence, a maximum of two sides of A4 (i.e., of previous work).

All other applicants (for awards above £5k)

  • Completed application form
  • Completed Due Diligence form (including audited accounts)
  • Completed Excel budget document
  • Letters of Support from Partners/institutions involved         
  • Any visual evidence, a maximum of two sides of A4 (i.e., of previous work).

Your application should be emailed to us at with the title Phase 3 – country and PI name/lead researcher name by 29 April 2022.

What happens after the application is submitted?

  • All applications will be reviewed by the project review panel.
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review process within 2 months of the submission date.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Fit with the overall project theme of Decolonisation of Education for Peace in Africa.
  • Realistic and detailed dissemination strategy.
  • How the project will engage with the local communities and target groups.
  • The quality of the proposed arts-based research.
  • Whether the activities meet the requirements of the Global Challenges Research Fund in relation to ODA compliance.
  • Whether the proposal identifies an appropriate range of potential users and beneficiaries in the areas of focus and/or organisations that support international development, and demonstrates appropriate benefits to the areas of focus, as well as for the wider dissemination and exploitation of outcomes.
  • The strength of plans for research leadership, management, and monitoring, including ability to deliver the proposed activities and outputs; whether relevant arrangements are in place for managing risks, ethical issues and effective use of funds; inclusion of a feasible timetable and realistic costs.
  • The plans and aims for sustainability once the project is completed.
  • If the project considered and has sufficient measures in place to effectively deal with risks.

Who decides which applications received the funding?

The DEPA project team will put together a review panel for the purpose of assessing Phase III applications.  The panel will be made-up of project team members and external representation from the DEPA project Advisory Board.