The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI): Inviting applications to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Applications to the Development Market place for Innovation in Prevention of Gender-Based Violence must be received online by October 6, 2017.

SVRI and the World Bank Group will disburse more than US$1 million to advance evidence-based interventions to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in low- and middle-income countries. An expert panel will select winners engaged in research, interventions, or other activities related to GBV prevention based on overall merit, research/project design and methods, significance, project manager/team, and ethical considerations.

Nature of Supported Projects: All projects under this call should focus on the prevention and response of GBV in low and middle income countries. 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, 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 ripple/spillover effects of women’s economic empowerment or political participation programming on GBV.
● Research on the role of the private sector in GBV prevention and response
● If the funds are sought for scale up or dissemination activities, the application must provide sufficient information to enable the scientific quality of the original study to be assessed as well as a description of the activities for which funds are requested.

Donor Name: The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
Funding name: Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the World Bank Group’s 2018 Development Marketplace for Innovation in the prevention and response of gender-based violence

Deadline: All applications must be submitted and received via the SVRI and World Bank Group Grant Awards online system by midnight (South Africa time, or 4:59:59 EST) October 6, 2017.

Funding details link:

Funding limit: The common characteristic of these awards is the provision of limited funding for a short period of time with a clear measurable outcome. Awards of up to $100,000 are available. Any applications with requests exceeding USD100,000 will not be considered.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: June 2018 – May 2020 (up to 24 months)

Project duration: The activities supported under this award should be for a maximum of 24 months duration, with the expectation that the award will cover all, or the majority of, the costs of the activities specified.

Eligible organization: As below

● Applications for support under this award should be affiliated with a recognized, legally constituted research institution or non-government organization with existing research or programming capacity.
● A maximum of two proposals will be considered for funding per applicant. Only one award through this mechanism may be held by an applicant until the project has been completed. Award applications that are proposing work on behalf of UN Agencies will not be considered. Previous award winners will not be considered as principal applicants.
● Priority will be given to organizations with a track record of research and intervention development for the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
● Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals. All nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, including academic, research, NGOs.
An organization may submit a maximum of two applications but no organization will receive more than one award.
Partnerships between multiple organizations are encouraged, for example, a local NGO and an academic institution, and north-south academic partnerships. Where appropriate, these partnerships should have as an objective building the research capacity of the implementing agency.

Eligible Country: Low and Middle Income Countries: All organizations based in low and middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank), and organizations not based in low and middle income countries but working in such countries with local partners are eligible to apply.

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● Guideline:
● Register:

How to apply: If you are a first time user of proposal CENTRAL you must first register, before you can proceed with your application. To do so you must:
● Go to
● Select “First Time Users – Register”
● Complete the registration page.
● Create your own Username, password and challenge question for your user account.
● Click “SAVE” when done.
● The registration confirmation screen will confirm your new account has been created. For security purposes, you will receive a confirmation number by e-mail which you must enter when you log in the first time.

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