NWO-WOTRO Call for Proposals: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Programme

Deadline: 13 October 2016

NWO-WOTRO is currently inviting proposals for its Sexual and Reproductive Health Research (SRHR) Programme with an aim to generate insights in and a better understanding of processes that determine and strengthen the sexual and reproductive health of people, as well as their ability to claim their sexual and reproductive rights.


  • To gain a better understanding of the socio-cultural and gender-related norms, behaviours and factors contributing to women’s and young people’s reproductive health and rights
  • To identify institutional and systemic barriers and enablers to the availability, access and continued utilisation of SRH and quality health and social services for women and young people
  • To identify and test successful strategies/best practices for addressing socio-cultural, economic, and institutional barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health for women and young people, with special attention for vulnerable populations
  • To translate and facilitate the sharing of the knowledge generated with relevant actors (practitioners/policy makers) to inform SRHR policy and practice in Jordan in order to facilitate research uptake
  • To strengthen cooperation between Jordanian researchers and practitioners and international researchers

Funding Information

Research projects can have a duration of 12, 18 or 24 months, with a maximum budget of € 170,000, € 255,000 or € 340,000 respectively.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals with a multi-/inter-disciplinary approach should be submitted by international consortia consisting of at least two partner organisations of whom at least one partner from Jordan. There are two possibilities.
  • The preferred consortium composition is:
    • A research institution from Jordan and;
    • A research institution from across the globe and preferably;
    • A practitioner organisation from Jordan, involved in the design and/or implementation of SRHR interventions, policies or applied research in Jordan and that will actively be involved in the project.
  • The alternative consortium composition option is:
    • A research institution from across the globe (not Jordan) , preferably one from countries in the Middle East and;
    • A practitioner organisation from Jordan, involved in the design and/or implementation of SRHR interventions, policies or applied research in Jordan and that will actively be involved in the project.
  • The main applicant, or consortium coordinator, and the co-applicant should have a senior position at the consortium member organisations.
  • Extending the consortium with other practitioner organisations, including international organisations or private parties, is welcomed.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit application form  via online application system through the given website.

For more information, please visit SRHR Research Programme.

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