The International Trans Fund (ITF) is seeking applications from committed activists to be members of its Grant Making Panel (GMP).
The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund and ITF takes an activist-led approach that engages trans people in ITF’s grantmaking process. This means that trans people are actively involved at every stage, from determining funding priorities to reviewing applications and making decisions about which groups get funded. All eligible applications that are submitted to the ITF are reviewed
GMP members will receive a remuneration of USD$1,000 per one-year grant cycle. Members also receive travel expenses, including per diem, to attend ITF meetings.
Roles and Responsibilities of the GMP
The role of the GMP is to review grant proposals submitted to the ITF and make decisions on these grant applications in line with ITF’s priorities and principles. GMP members have the following responsibilities:
- Participate in online GMP training.
- Attend one annual in-person meeting (the meeting location changes each year) or virtual meeting which takes approximately 6 days
- Take active part in online discussions, e-mail exchanges, and at least 75% of online meetings.
- Lead and conduct grantmaking processes, including:
- Encourage trans communities to apply for funding.
- Review applications for funding.
- Make collective decisions on funding proposals (decisions of the GMP are final pending ratification from the Board).
- Recommend grantmaking priorities and provide input on ITF strategy as relevant.
- Strictly adhere to ITF’s confidentiality and conflict of interest policies in and outside of the ITF at all times.
- Time Commitment
- In order to fulfill this position, GMP members must be able to commit to the following:
- Participate in mandatory online training (3 hours) each year.
- Review 30-50 applications (including scoring and providing feedback) over 6 weeks in each annual grantmaking cycle (approximately 50 hours total each year).
- Attend and actively participate in either an in-person meeting or virtual meeting each year (6 days).
Qualification of the candidates
- Identify as trans.
- Have at least 5 years of direct involvement with trans activism at the regional and/or international level.
- Be recognised by other trans activists in their region as a trans community activist.
- Be able to communicate and write in at least one of the ITF’s working languages (English or Spanish).
- Be able and willing to work in a diverse environment that includes activists and donors.
- Hold a passport allowing them to travel internationally to attend GMP meetings.
- Have a strong commitment to fulfill tasks and deadlines.
- Optional qualifications: It would be desirable for candidates to:
- Be able to communicate and write in one of the other application languages (French, Russian or Chinese).
- Have direct experience managing and reporting on grants for trans work.
For more information, visit https://www.transfund.org/2022/09/call-for-applications-to-the-grant-making-panel-gmp/