The Research Council of Norway: Large Grant up to 13 million NOK available for proposals on Women Rights and Gender Equality

Deadline: 27 May 2015

The Research Council of Norway is calling proposals from Norwegian research institutions for proposals on women rights and gender equality.

Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals: NOK 13 million is available for the call up to 6 million NOK per research project.

NORGLOBAL is established to strengthen Norwegian research on and for development in low- and middle-income countries, and also strengthen research capacity in these countries.

Thematic priorities

  • Efforts to strengthen girls’ and women’s rights in global normative processes,
  • Gender mainstreaming in major Norwegian foreign and development policy focus areas,
  • Evidence for and assessment of successful and unsuccessful initiatives to promote women’s full participation in political, economic and social life. What works, how and why, and what does not in the production of effective and sustainable gender empowerment.
  • Education systems and educational policies to promote gender equality
  • Gender-based violence,
  • Women’s participation in the security sector and in peacebuilding efforts, and combatting sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations,
  • Vulnerable masculinities, exclusionary processes, and possibilities of inclusion.

Eligible Partner Countries

  • Prioritized countries: Afghanistan, Haiti, Mali, Palestine, Somalia, South-Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Tanzania.
  • Other countries for cooperation: Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic republic of Congo, Philippines, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North-Korea, Pakistan, Papua New-Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, East-Timor.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All proposals must be written in English.
  • At least one partner from the list of eligible partner countries must be included in each project.
  • All project partners must actively participate in the project and be involved in all parts of the process, including writing the proposal and reporting results.

For more information, visit NORGLOBAL.


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  3. Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS)Dadeldhura,Nepal says:

    any proposal writing format ? and how to send prepared proposal in your office

  4. LABO'O delphine says:

    why is it that Cameroon is a U N member but is not amont the eligible countries? while i, the president of Cameroonian Association for Psychosocial Assistance to Families and my team have been working for such a project.

    • Hi Laboo,

      We are not the funding organization of this opportunity, we only provide you fundraising guide to make your project sustainable. To get detailed information on opportunity, please visit the link present in ‘For more information…’ line and proceed.

      Good luck!