Supported Projects

The Berghof Foundation has a long-standing history of funding research and practice projects of like-minded partners in the field of conflict transformation.

Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation

The Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation is designed for innovative and state of the art projects in the field of conflict transformation. The thematic focus of this programme changes regularly, allowing us to address issues that we believe are of current and future relevance to conflict transformation and support projects that we hope will provide innovative perspectives and impulses for the field and our work.

  • Engaging Estranged Communities in Post-National Dialogue Buy-In and Participation (International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, USA) more >
  • Afghan Women's Roadmap for Peace Entering the Transformation Decade (Equality for Peace and Democracy, Afghanistan) more >
  • Innovative conflict transformation in Vukovar and Knin (Documenta - Center for Dealing with the Past, Croatia) more >
  • Enhancing the resilience of conflict transformation dialogues in Syria (Conflict Dynamics International, USA) more >

  • Young Leader Cross-religion Joint Council on Promoting Peace and Conflict Transformation through Local Wisdom and ICT (Indonesian Islamic University, Indonesia) more >
  • Youth Engaged in Circles of Trust (Center for Civic Initiative, Macedonia) more >
  • Strengthening the Role of Youth in Cross-Tribal Conflict Mitigation Processes in Yemen (Partners Yemen, Yemen) more >
  • Youth Protagonism in Honduras, Central America: Sports “Barras Bravas” for the Peace (Interpeace, Honduras) more >
  • Confronting Stigma: Community Profiling of Conflict Involved Youth in Nepal (Ram Kumar Bhandari, Nepal) more >

  • Peace and Tolerance Education Project in Chechnya With Interactive Internet Platform for Teachers in Schools (Peacebuilding UK, United Kingdom) more >
  • Development of Scalable Drupal Crisis Mapping Platform (PeaceGeeks, Canada) more >
  • Virtually possible: Broadening conversations for peace (Kubatana Trust of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) more >
  • Understanding and Using the Digital Space for Conflict Resolution (Crisis Management Inititative, Finland) more >

Georg Zundel Scholarship

Named in honour of the founder of the Berghof Foundation, the Georg Zundel Scholarship is awarded to PhD applicants who demonstrate a potential for excellence in the field of conflict transformation. Working at one of our offices in Berlin or Tübingen, scholarship recipients are integrated into our programme teams and contribute to the empirical and theoretical foundations of our research agenda.

  • Violence and Nonviolence: The Dynamic Landscape of Pashtun Resistance (Malaiz Daud) more >
  • The Paradox of Violence Accompanying Nonviolent Movements (Monika Onken) more >

  • Azad Jammu & Kashmir: Prospects for Democratic Governance Amidst Ambiguous Sovereignty, Absence of Self-determination and Enduring Conflict (Javaid Hayat) more >
  • Memories of Violence, Dreams of Development: Memorialisation Initiatives in the Peruvian Andes (Markus Weissert) more >

Project History

The Berghof Foundation has supported a vast variety of projects throughout the more than 40 years of its history. A selection of past projects is presented below.

  • Addressing Legitimacy Issues in Fragile Post-Conflict Situations to Advance Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (University of Queensland, Australia) more >

  • Blacklists and the [De]Criminalisation of Conflict Transformation (Transnational Institute & International State Crime Initiative, Australia) more >