Deadline: 14 October 2016
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is currently seeking nominations for the Second Annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.
The Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in the fields of gender and women’s and girls’ empowerment. This award will be presented to a young female researcher who is a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa and is conducting research in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to the evidence base supporting policies and programs that build gender equity.
The award will provide the recipient recognition and bring greater visibility to the researcher’s work and to the populations on which they focus. At the awards ceremony, the recipient of the award will have the opportunity to present in front of an esteemed global audience, comprising those in the development, business, NGO, and government sectors, and will receive opportunities to promote their research on the foundation’s website.
- Nominations must be made by a third-party. Researchers cannot nominate themselves;
- Nominees must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa and the professional work for which she is being nominated must be based primarily in a sub-Saharan African country.
- For nominations to be considered, the nomination form and the questionnaire highlighting the nominee’s contributions and why they’re deserving of the award must be fully completed. Responses on the questionnaire should be focused and succinct and document the impact and relevance of the nominee’s contributions. A curriculum vitae and biography must also be included in nomination submission.
- The award is open to women researchers under the age of 40 who are citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa
- The research or body of work should take place in sub-Saharan Africa, with a primary focus on women’s and girls’ empowerment
- The social sciences research should contribute to filling gaps in evidence, which are important to understanding the best solutions for improving the lives of women and girls. The research methodology may utilize quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods
- Outcomes of the research should have been shared with the research community, and/or with relevant stakeholders with respect to the nominees’ work
- Findings should have been disseminated through relevant reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, multi-media campaigns or similar communications channels. Co-authored publications or joint dissemination activities are also permissible.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted in PDF format at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan or Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit ICRW.