Do You Want Your Research to Help Close the Gender and Diversity Gaps? If you are a researcher and you want to contribute to closing the gender and diversity gaps in Latin America? If yes, then apply for the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative.
The Latin America and the Caribbean region still has a long way to go when it comes to closing the gender and diversity gaps. One of the biggest challenges is closing existing knowledge gaps on the inequalities facing women, indigenous peoples, and persons of African descent, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.
GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), contributes to informing the design of policies and reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean with the production and dissemination of new evidence.
GDLab will fund innovative research that advances their knowledge of all types of existing inequalities faced by these vulnerable groups. The call for proposals seeks to fund research studies that:
- Rigorously document the inequalities affecting these vulnerable groups with new and innovative data.
- Explore the effectiveness of innovative programs and solutions that contribute to reducing inequalities.
Preference will be given to proposals that focus on areas where there is still limited information due to lack of data and/or methodological challenges and those that focus on addressing the consequences of the economic and health crises associated with the COVID-19. In this first round of the call for proposals, the priority issues are:
- Recovery and job creation with a gender and inclusion perspective.
- Prevention of violence against women and care for survivors.
- Innovative models of care and health support for vulnerable populations.
- Innovative models of in-person and remote education for vulnerable populations.
- Migration patterns during the pandemic.
GDLab will allocate between US$15,000-150,000 (or its equivalent in local currency) to the total budget of each study. Research teams can apply to two categories of funding depending on the proposed budget and the scope of the proposed work:
- US$15,000-40,000: for studies that require resources to complement existing funds, or studies that require funding to cover research activities or access to primary data sources.
- US$40,000-150,000: for studies that seek to implement and evaluate a pilot intervention.
Who can participate?
All research teams and individuals can submit proposals, as well as all government, academic, and private-sector institutions. To do so, they recommend reviewing the call for submissions and carefully reviewing the form that must be filled out to apply for funding from GDLab.
- Any research team (or individual consultant), government, university or private sector institution can apply.
- Research teams should partner with an Inter-American Development Bank specialist before submitting the proposal. If no such coordination exists and the proposal is selected, the GDLab will facilitate the match of the research team with a Bank specialist that can contribute to the project on a technical level. Studies should focus in one or more of the Inter-American Development Bank’s borrowing member countries.
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