Deadline: 13 September 2019
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are inviting applications for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in low and middle-income countries.
Types of Projects
Through this award, the SVRI and the WBG are looking to support the following types of projects:
- Piloting, adaptation, testing and/or scale up of new or promising interventions, including formative research that will contribute to the design of GBV prevention interventions or evaluations of effective scale up and adaptation.
- Qualitative studies that explore the effectiveness and process of creating change with innovative GBV prevention interventions or the acceptability, impact, and process of change created by interventions that support and assist survivors of GBV;
- “Integration projects” that test the integration of GBV prevention or prevention and response components or activities in an intervention with a primary objective other than reducing GBV, like those in other development sectors, including large infrastructural projects;
- Self-contained intervention research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support GBV prevention or response intervention learning, including formative research studies, pilot or feasibility studies.
- Costing studies on promising/effective GBV interventions to assess value for money.
- Adding a new component/arm to an already funded intervention that can provide additional insight into the effectiveness of intervention components.
- Secondary analysis of existing data that will provide insights into addressing VAW more effectively and sustainably.
- Studies to measure ripple/spillover effects of women’s economic empowerment or political participation programming on GBV.
- Research on the role of the private sector in GBV prevention and response, what effective strategies can they deploy within organizations and the communities they work with.
If the funds are sought for secondary analysis of data or scale up activities, the application must provide sufficient information to enable the scientific quality of the original study to be assessed as well as a description of the activities for which funds are requested.
Award Length and Amount
Projects under this call should be for a maximum of up to 24 months duration. The award is expected to cover all, or the majority of, the project/component costs. The common characteristic of these awards is the provision of limited funding for a short period of time with clear measurable outcomes. Awards of up to $100,000 are available. Any applications with requests exceeding USD100,000 will not be considered. Awards will only be made to institutions, companies and not to individuals.
Guiding Principles for Awards
Awards supported by the SVRI and the World Bank Group should:
- Adhere to international safety and ethical guidelines
- Focus on low and middle income-settings
- Be conceptualized within a human rights framework
- Strive to be cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary
- Where relevant and appropriate endeavor to engage the community that is being researched
- Challenge the gender hierarchy that contributes to GBV in order to promote gender equality
- Inform policy, programs and services and serve to strengthen access to comprehensive care and support for survivors
Types of Violence
Gender-based violence can include but is not limited to, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, harmful practices such as early and forced marriage, so called “honor” killings, and female genital mutilation/cutting.
Understanding Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention
The following graphic provides an overview of the different levels ofprevention. This award funds prevention and response activities. Response is a term that refers to activities that qualify as secondary and tertiary prevention.
Eligibility of Applications
- Applications for support under this award should be affiliated with a recognized, legally constituted research institution or organization with existing research or programming capacity on violence against women and girls.
- A maximum of two proposals will be considered for funding per applicant. Only one award through this mechanism may be held by an applicant until the project has been completed. Award applications that are proposing work on behalf of UN Agencies and the World Bank Group will not be considered. Previous award winners will not be considered as principal applicants.
- To be eligible for funding proposals must have at least one partner from a low or middle income country, with preference given to projects led by organizations based in low or middle income countries. The partnership must be reflected in the proposal and budget allocation. Partnerships betweenmultiple organizations are encouraged,for example, a local NGO and an academic institution, or north-south academic partnerships or local government and an NGO or an academic institution. Where appropriate, these partnerships should have as an objective building the research capacity of the implementing agency.
- Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in receiving the award.
Eligible Countries and Organisations
- Low and Middle Income Countries: All organisations based in low and middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank), and organisations not based in low and middle income countries but working in such countries with at least one partner from a low or middle income setting are eligible to apply.
- Track Record/Experience: Priority will be given to organisations/companies with a track record of research and intervention development for the prevention of or response to gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
- Institutions Only: Awards will only be made to institutions, and not to individuals. All organisations are eligible to apply, including academic, research and NGOs.
- Number of Proposals: An organization may submit a maximum of two applications but no organisation will receive more than one award.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.svri.org/what-we-do/research-support/svri-grants/svri-grant-2020