Call for Proposals: Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: 5 September 2018

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

SVRI and the World Bank Group will disburse more than US$1 million to advance evidence-based interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in low- and middle-income countries.

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 GBVprevention interventions.
  • Projects on the creative uses of Information andCommunications Technology (ICT), or multi-components social media campaigns to challenge social norms that promote and accept the use of violence against women and violence against children.
  • Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within alarger project which will build on, or support GBV prevention or response, including formative research studies, pilot or feasibility studies.
  • Costing studies on promising/effective GBV interventions to assess value formoney.
  • Adding a new component/arm to an already funded intervention that canprovide additional insight into the effectiveness of intervention components.
  • Projects to disseminate promising research findings including those withcreative uses of ICT to advance the effective translation of research findings into policy and practice (increase research uptake and bridge the gap between researchers and program officers).
  • Secondary analysis of existing data.
  • Studies to better understand the mechanisms and pathways of change of effective GBV prevention interventions.
  • 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.
    Impact assessments of what works in GBV prevention (policy and programs) by
  • the private sector at the workplace and in the community.

Funding Information

Awards of up to $100,000 are available.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications for support under this award should be affiliated with a recognized, legally constituted research institution, a company or non-government organization with existing research or programming capacity.
  • 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 will not be considered.
  • Previous award winners will not be considered as principal applicants.
  • Partnerships between multiple organizations are encouraged, for example, a local NGO and an academic institution, or north-south academic partnerships or a company with a NGO or an academic institution. Proposals must have at least one partner from a low or middle income country to be eligible for funding. Where appropriate, these partnerships should have as an objective building the research capacity of the implementing agency

Eligible Countries and Organisations

  • Low and Middle Income Countries: All organisations based in low and middle income countries, 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, companies and not to individuals. All organisations are eligible to apply, including academic, research,NGOs and companies.
  • Number of Proposals: An organization/company may submit a maximum of two applications but no organisation will receive more than one award.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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