Deadline: 1 October 2016
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) in partnership with the World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the South African Medical Research Council. In 2003, recognizing the need for more research on sexual violence, especially in resource poor settings, the Global Forum for Health Research established the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). The SVRI was initially hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) before moving to the South African Medical Research Council in 2006.
- Increase awareness of sexual violence as a priority public health problem through evidence-based communication and information
- Build capacity in sexual violence research
- Improve knowledge of sexual violence internationally to influence policy and service delivery
- Promote donor and researcher involvement in supporting and undertaking research on sexual violence.
- Up to US$1.05 million to be awarded for work in low- and middle-income settings.
- Projects under this call should be for a maximum of up to 24 months duration.
- The grant is expected to cover all, or the majority of, the project costs.
- The common characteristic of these grants is the provision of limited funding for a short period of time with a clear measurable outcome.
- There are 6 awards available for up to USD100,000, of which three will fund a maximum of USD150,000.
- Any applications with requests exceeding USD150,000 will not be considered. Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals.
- 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 projects on the creative uses of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), or multi-components social media campaigns to challenge social norms that promote and accept the use of violence against women and children.
- Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support prevention or response of GBV, 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.
- Projects to disseminate promising research findings including those with creative 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 the ripple/spillover effects on GBV prevention of programming encouraging the economic or political participation of women
- Research on the role of the private sector in GBV prevention and response.
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 endeavour 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.
- Applications in English, French and Spanish will be accepted.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their applications via given website.
Afghanistan, Gambia, Niger, Benin, Guinea, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Haiti, Somalia, Cambodia, Korea, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Liberia, Tanzania, Chad, Madagascar, Togo, Comoros, Malawi, Uganda, Congo, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nepal, Armenia, Indonesia, Samoa, Bangladesh, Kenya, São Tomé and Principe, Bhutan, Kiribati, Senegal, Bolivia, Kosovo, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Lesotho, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Syrian, Djibouti, Micronesia, Tajikistan, Egypt, Moldova, Timor-Leste, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Georgia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Guatemala, Nigeria, Vietnam, Guyana, Pakistan, West Bank and Gaza, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, India, Philippines, Zambia, Albania, Fiji, Namibia, Algeria, Gabon, Palau, American Samoa, Grenada, Panama, Angola, Iran, Paraguay, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Peru, Belarus, Jamaica, Romania, Belize, Jordan, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Suriname, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Maldives, Tonga, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, Tunisia, Cuba, Mauritius, Turkey, Dominica, Mexico, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic , Mongolia, Tuvalu, Ecuador, Montenegro.
For more information, please visit Sexual Violence Research Initiative.