Request for Proposals for an External Evaluation of the RESOLVE Network

Release Date: May 14, 2021
Proposal Due Date: 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on June 4, 2021


The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) requests proposals to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the RESOLVE Network five years after its inception. The evaluation will be carried out jointly with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, which has funded the RESOLVE Network since 2016. The evaluation will focus on understanding and assessing RESOLVE’s development, evolution, and value-add five years after its original inception in 2016. The evaluation should focus on key areas, including (but not limited to) RESOLVE’s research projects, publications, and activities; RESOLVE’s impact on programming and policy; and the growth and strength of RESOLVE’s Global Network. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this evaluation should be carried out virtually.


For more information and complete application instructions, please see the attached documents:



USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. For more information, please visit

The RESOLVE Network (housed at USIP) is a global consortium of researchers, research organizations, policymakers, and practitioners committed to better research, informed practice, and improved policy on violent extremism. RESOLVE Research Initiatives—which span thematic and geographical areas—include commissioned original research, capacity building efforts, and convenings to provide key insights on specific aspects of violent extremism to enhance and inform preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) research, policy, and practice. For more information, please visit  


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