Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage earlier submissions. Our earliest available slot is for March 2019. 

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict welcomes the submission of presentation proposals for our Webinar Series on Civil Resistance for 2019. ICNC’s Webinars are a series of online individual and group presentations, combined with Q & A discussions with participants, on critical ideas, cases, and questions related to civil resistance and nonviolent movements. Webinars are streamed live and the recordings are posted on ICNC’s website for future viewing.   

Webinars are delivered by selected scholars, educators and practitioners who research, study, teach or write about civil resistance, interact with activists or practice civil resistance.

Please see a list of topics for potential webinars that are of interest to ICNC. 

ICNC offers a modest honorarium to webinar presenters that ranges between $200 to $400, depending on the number of presenters in a webinar and speakers' experience. 

Our Webinars are intended for scholars, activists, organizers, educators, members of  the media, policymakers, practitioners, and students. Since the series began in 2010 we have reached thousands of participants from around the world.

Visit the ICNC webinar page to view a full list of past webinar recordings.

Civil resistance is understood as a nonviolent struggle that civilians undertake using a range of nonviolent methods – including, but not limited to, marches, strikes, boycotts, noncooperation, civil disobedience, building alternative institutions – with the aim of winning human rights, establishing greater accountability, social justice, and more inclusive, nonviolent democratic spaces.

ICNC invites you to submit proposals for our new Rapid Field Research and Data Collection Program, which offers a support grant in the amount of up to $2,500 for an individual or an organization to conduct rapid field research, data collection, and analysis on a specific ongoing or recently ended a nonviolent campaign or movement.

This ICNC grant opportunity has a rolling application process and interested applicants can submit their proposals at any time during the year.  It usually takes up to 4 weeks for ICNC to review a submitted application and get back to an applicant with a decision, though a longer review period is also possible depending on the ICNC staff schedule or how complex the proposal is that might necessitate a review by ICNC external collaborators.

ICNC is interested in civil resistance campaigns and movements, which are understood as sustained collective efforts (that may be local, regional, or national) in which ordinary people engage in nonviolent tactics (such as strikes, boycotts, demonstrations, acts of noncooperation, and building alternative institution) to achieve demands related to human rights, freedom, or justice. 

Relevant campaigns and movements may have succeeded, failed, or still be in the middle of their struggle. The larger and/or more impactful the campaign or movement, the more interested ICNC is in its discovery.  However, in highly repressive political environments, even small campaigns and movements may be very notable and are of interest.

More about the grant, its requirements, criteria for selection and a schedule for deliverables go to the ICNC webpage

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