Apply for grants to produce case studies on gendered pathways and trajectories of building resilience to climate change in food systems.
The CGIAR Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results (GENDER) Impact Platform aims to catalyze research on gender in agriculture and food systems to achieve more equitable, sustainable, productive and climate-resilient food systems.
Objectives and Scope
- Gender Impact Platform is looking to commission case studies focused on generating evidence using appropriate, rigorous and cutting-edge mixed methods research and tools and, building on literature and evidence on the topic “Analysing gendered pathways and trajectories of resilience building in food systems facing climate change”.
- The evidence from the case studies will inform better and gender responsive pathways and trajectories for resilience building of women and men in food systems in different contexts.
- Mixed methods that creatively combine qualitative and quantitative research will be encouraged to generate a deeper and more reliable and nuanced body of evidence.
- They encourage building on ongoing work to deepen understanding in some areas or address new questions that have emerged as a result of the ongoing anaylses.
- They encourage collaboration among centers and with NARES. The use of an intersectionality lens would add much value to the research. Focus on vulnerable populations, such as poor female headed households, disabled, rural households in geographically remote locations, indigenous farming communities and elderly farming households are welcome.
- Four (4) grants for four case studies will be awarded. Once the proposals are reviewed and grant decisions made, the four grantees would be expected to collaborate in developing a conceptual/analytical framework and a common set of methods, tools and indicators (coordinated by the Evidence module of the GENDER Platform) to apply in their case studies (with necessary adaptations to suit the local context) to allow for a comparative analysis and draw higher level learnings.
- Gender equality, youth, and social inclusion;
- Nutrition, health, and food security;
- Poverty reduction, livelihoods, and jobs;
- Climate adaptation and mitigation; and
- Environmental health and biodiversity.
- Each grant will be a maximum of USD 75,000 and will be awarded through a competitive selection process.
- The maximum duration for each awarded grant is 12 months with an estimated start date of September 2023.
- USD 60,000 will be disbursed in 2023 and US 15,000 in 2024 on achievements of key milestones.
- Funds will be allocated in 2023 and 2024 through IRRI via LoAs with the respective grantees.
- Grant funds should be expended over two years.
- At the end of the grant, the grantees are expected to deliver the following outputs, for inclusion in the Gender Platform Resource Hub:
- Research instruments/tools produced (survey questionnaire/s, interview guides, manuals, protocols, etc.) for open access.
- Final research design aligning with standards for robust research including preanalysis plan.
- Anonymised data set following FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles.
- Working paper, under the Gender Platform Working Paper Series.
- Cross-case study webinar in the Gender Platform webinar series.
- Blog posts/op eds in the Gender Platform resource hub or elsewhere.
- Applications must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
- The proposed projects must focus on MENA and South Asia regions.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct research to international standards of excellence in the topic proposed.
- Demonstrate strong and equitable partnerships across CGIAR and especially with national agricultural research systems (NARS) and other low- and middle-income country partners.
- Concept notes must clearly show meaningful, collaborative relationships through management and scientific contributions, and capacity and learning exchange. The added value arising from bringing together complementary expertise and partnerships must be clearly described. All named researchers must have clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate relevance to at least one of the key gender research themes and linkages to the one CGIAR impact areas.
- CGIAR Centers are eligible to lead or be included in multiple applications.
- ICRISAT, CIFOR and ICRAF cannot be lead centers, but can be partners.
- There is no co-financing requirement for applications. Research activities that propose to add on to existing funded, ongoing, or soon-to-be launched projects are preferred, although new projects are also eligible if they can be feasibly completed within 12 months.
For more information, visit CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform.