Knowledge Management Fund

We are currently not accepting further applications for the Knowledge Management Fund during this round (Jul-Dec 2017), as we have depleted the funding available for this window. The following window will open in early 2018.

Please note that if you have submitted an application before 27 November 2017, we are in the process of reviewing and you will hear back from us soon.

The Platform launched the Knowledge Management Fund (KMF) in 2017 as its new mechanism to support activities. The KMF is a €300,000 annual fund that will award grants of up to €15,000 for events, research ideas and other initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of knowledge generated by the SRL field, and its subsequent uptake.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check the FAQ for any questions. If you have any other questions, please contact the Platform via

KMF Application form

Under which Thematic Headline does your project fall?
To which fund are you applying??
Does your project:?
In under 1000 words, please describe your project. Make reference to how it meets the assessment criteria, who the intended audience is, how the intended audience will use the results, and how the project fits into a further trajectory.
Megan Price

KMF Thematic Headlines 2017 - 18

Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace
Inequality, Power and Governance
Implementing Goal 16 of the SDG
Change and Learning Processes


When can I apply?


Application deadline

In 2017, there are two rounds of calls with a total of €150,000 available in each. The first round closed on 31 July 2017. The second round closed 11 December 2017.

The second round of applications is now closed.

Avoiding conflicts of interest

KMF proposals submitted by any of the Platform’s consortium partners (The Clingendael Institute, Saferworld and IDLO) are assessed through a separate procedure. Proposals are received by the Secretariat, which checks the proposal for eligibility. Those proposals that meet the eligibility requirements are sent on to the Platform’s Steering Group, whose members assess the proposals according to the stated Criteria.

The assessment of the Steering Group is final and binding.

How to apply

Interested parties are asked to complete an application form and budget using the templates at the bottom of this page, and submit them via email to If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Megan Price at

Once received, the Secretariat will assess proposals based on the criteria outlined above. The Secretariat will provide the applicant with feedback on their proposal along with its funding decision. KMF grants will be awarded according to the following weighting: 40% for General; 25% for Innovation; and 35% for Research.

All applicants will be notified of the outcomes within three weeks of their submission. If approved, the Secretariat will contact you to discuss deliverables, budgets, and the division of labour between the Secretariat and the applicant(s) in more detail. What is agreed will be drawn up in a contract and signed by the Secretariat and the applicant(s).

Application deadline

In 2017, there are two rounds of calls with a total of €150,000 available in each. The first round closed on 31 July 2017. The deadline for the second round is 11 December 2017, Close of Business(17:00 Central European Time).

The second round of applications is now closed.

Megan Price

More information

The KMF is made up of three strands to which you may apply: General, Research, and Innovation. Each strand funds different kinds of activities and initiatives that, collectively, aim to produce original insights to help the Platform improve the quality and uptake of knowledge across its thematic areas.

More information


  • The grant is open to any consortium or individual with the ambition to improve policies, programs or knowledge in the field of security and rule of law in fragile and conflict affected countries. Think-tanks, (I)NGOs, academics, universities, private sector organizations, government institutions, journalists, independent researchers, data specialists, learning experts, and PhD candidates are all welcome to submit proposals.

    Partnerships between individuals and organizations are highly encouraged, particularly partnerships that link people from different global regions.

  • In 2017, there are two rounds of calls with a total of €150,000 available in each. The first round closed on 31 July 2017. The second round closed on 11 December 2017.

    In 2018, the first window will open in Q1. To remain informed, sign up for our newsletter, or contact Steven Lanting at

  • No. In 2017-18, the KMF will only award grants to projects that fall within one of the thematic headline areas:

    1. Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace
    2. Inequality, Power and Governance
    3. Implementing Goal 16 of the SDGs
    4. Change and Learning Processes

    These themes have been decided following extensive consultation with Platform members, the Dutch government, and NWO/WOTRO and reflect people’s most pressing and emerging priority areas. They are purposefully broad and try to leave as much scope as possible for applicants to engage the Platform on their specialist thematic and geographic areas.

  • There must be some public presentation of the results of the project in order to ensure that the entire community can benefit. One of the preferred ways of doing this is to host a session at the Annual Conference. If you are unable to present at the Conference in September 2018 then please do state this in your application, and suggest an alternative for presenting results to the Platform community.