The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is a global research network on violence against women and children, allowing role players in the field to connect and share research, work to influence policies and improve the lives of those who have experienced gender-based violence.
The SVRI Research Grant is available annually to support innovative research to improve prevention and response to violence against women (VAW), violence against children (VAC) and other forms of violence drive by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Types of projects that may be supported under this grant include:
- Research projects that are either standalone projects or a component of a larger project that will guide efforts to effectively address or prevent VAW and VAC.
- Qualitative studies that explore the effectiveness and process of creating change with innovative VAW and VAC prevention interventions or the acceptability, impact and process of change created by interventions that support and assist survivors of VAW and VAC.
- Projects that seek to address VAW and VAC prevention and response together or simultaneously or in one intervention with distinct elements.
- Projects that work to understand how to integrate VAW and/or VAC programming into other sectoral work eg infrastructure development programmes.
- Those that develop innovative methods and tools for VAW and/or VAC research.
- Those that evaluate how to effectively expand tested VAW and VAC prevention and response interventions.
- Secondary analysis of existing data that will provide insights into addressing VAW and VAC more effectively and sustainably.
- Research on violence across diverse populations in situations of vulnerability, including people with disabilities, people living with HIV, older people, indigenous people, LGBTQI, refugees, internally displaced people and migrants.
- Research on the impact of COVID-19 on VAW and the VAW/VAC intersections, including: conducting research and programming during times of widespread instability and anxiety; ethical and safe use of remote data collection; and support services for survivors under restrictive regulatory environments.
All projects under this call should focus on VAW and VAC prevention and/or response in LMICs. Preference will be given to proposals submitted and led by organisations based in LMICs.
To be eligible, applications should:
- Be affiliated with a recognised, legally constituted research institution or organisation with existing research or programming capacity on VAW and VAC.
- Involve partnerships (where appropriate) between multiple organisations, eg a local NGO, practice-based agency and an academic institution, or local government and an NGO or an academic institution. Preference will be given to academic/researcher-practitioner partnerships.
Grants of between US$40,000 and US$200,000 are available over a two-year period.
Applications should be submitted online by the closing date of 15 September 2020.
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