The CT Collaborative supports innovative faculty research projects that involve students and tackle issues in conflict transformation. See below for our most recent call for proposals and examples of projects funded this past year.

Call for Proposals

Conflict Transformation Research Grants for Middlebury Faculty and Research Associates

The CT Collaborative invites proposals for grants to support research on the topic of conflict transformation. Our definition of conflict transformation will remain broad and flexible in order to accommodate a wide variety of research projects. Core to our understanding of conflict transformation is the belief that conflict can be productive, generative, and crucial for social change. You can read more about our approach on our What Is Conflict Transformation? page.

We are especially interested in research that asks new questions about conflict, and how we transform our engagement with it. We seek to support projects that connect with our guiding principles of conflict transformation, as applied to particular fields’ approaches and specific complex problems. Studies may focus on conflict at any scale, ranging from interpersonal, to institutional, to international. Research can also address any stage of conflict, from indicators of impending conflict, to efforts to deal with existing conflict, to conflict termination and its aftermath.

We welcome projects that will involve the participation of students, foster collaboration across Middlebury’s campuses, or with other institutions, especially those in the communities that are the focus of the research, and/or support dignity for marginalized identities.

General terms:

  • Typical grant of $10,000–$50,000.
  • Can be used toward a variety of research-related expenses, such as travel for interviews or to visit archives; presenting at conferences; open-access publication fees; hiring RAs; collecting data; or summer salary.
  • All full-time Middlebury faculty and research associates are eligible to apply.

Current cycle: Apply by October 28, 2022, for January–December 2023 funding.

Application components:

  • A three-to-four-page single-spaced narrative proposal, following the template available in the application, that includes 
    • A statement of the project’s connection to conflict transformation, 
    • A short budget justification, and
    • A brief dissemination plan;
  • A budget using the Excel template available in the application;
  • InfoEd approval email;
  • A recent CV; and
  • Indication of any other funding for the project.

Access the full application and instructions here. (You must log in to your Middlebury Google Drive account to access the application.)

Contact us at with any questions.

    Grant Recipients

    Spring 2022 CT Research

    • Anne C. Campbell,  “‘How do you give back to a community that doesn’t want you?’: International LGBTQIA + students transformative education and tumultuous returns” (International Education Management)
    • Chong-suk Han, “Addressing Racism in the Gayborhood” (Sociology)
    • Pushpa Iyer, “Indigenous Perspectives on the Conflict-Environment Nexus” (Center for Conflict Studies)
    • James A. Lamson, Hanna Notte and Sarah Bidgood, “Employing Strategic Empathy to Address Adversaries’ Acquisition, Threat, and Use of Strategic Weapons: A Fresh Look at ‘Demand-Side Factors’” (James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies)
    • Jade McGlynn, “Monterey Trialogue Initiative” (Initiative in Russian Studies)
    • Rebecca A. Mitchell, “Deconstructing the ‘Russian Idea’: Émigré Visions from Lenin to Putin” (History)
    • Alex Newhouse, “Investigating Online and Offline Intersections Between Militant Accelerationism and Great Power Relations” (Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism)
    • Jennifer D. Ortegren, “We Live with Love for Each ‘Other’: How Muslim and Hindu Women Transform Conflict in Middle-Class India” (Religion)
    • Andrea E. Robbett and Peter Hans Matthews, “Meta-Perceptions, Trust, and the Transformation of Partisan Conflict” (Economics)
    • James Chase Sanchez, “In Loco Parentis” (Writing and Rhetoric)