Deadline: 9 December 2015
The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have jointly announced a new funding opportunity aimed at preventing gender-based violence in low and middle income countries. Grants of up to US $150,000 are available to fund innovations to prevent gender-based violence (GBV)—a severe and neglected problem affecting more than one in three women worldwide and a major challenge for global development.
The competition is sponsored by the World Bank Group and by an anonymous donor in honor of victims of gender-based violence around the world, and in memory of Hannah Graham, who grew up in the Washington, DC region, where the Bank Group is headquartered, and was a second-year college student at the University of Virginia when she died in 2014.
Applications for support under this grant should be affiliated with a recognized, legally
constituted research institution or non-government organization with existing research or
Types of projects that may be supported through this call for proposals include:
- 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, and projects on the creative uses of Information and Communications
- Technology (ICT) and social media campaigns to challenge social norms that promote and accept the use of violence.
- Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support primary prevention 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
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