Funding brief: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Applications for the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence must be received online by September 5, 2018.
SVRI and the World Bank Group will disburse more than US$1 million to advance evidence-based interventions to prevent and respond to 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 and response based on overall merit, research/project design and methods, significance, project manager/team, and ethical considerations. This year, the Call for Proposals includes the private sector; companies that have engaged in preventing and responding to GBV are encouraged to apply.
All applications must be submitted and received via the SVRI and World Bank Group Grant Awards online system by midnight (South African Standard Time, or 4:59:59 EST) September 5, 2018. Only applications submitted through the online system before the closing date and time will be considered. Winners will be announced in April 2019. The Development Marketplace is sponsored by the World Bank Group and SVRI in honor of GBV victims and survivors around the world, and in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of a longtime World Bank Group employee.
Nature of Supported Projects:
● All projects under this call should focus on GBV prevention and response 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.
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 violence against children.
Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support GBV prevention or response, 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.
● Impact assessments of what works in GBV prevention (policy and programs) by the private sector at the workplace and in the community.
● 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: World Bank Group, Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: 5th, September, 2018 by midnight (South African Standard Time, or 4:59:59 EST)
Funding details link: Click to view
● 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.
● Seed grants up to $40,000 are also available for applications from private companies interested in evaluating workplace programmes and can provide matching funds. These seed grants can only be used for publicly available outputs.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: June, 2019
Project duration: The activities supported under this award should be for a maximum of 24 months duration (June 2019 – May 2021 (up to 24 months)), 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, a company 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.
● Partnerships between multiple organizations are encouraged, for example, a local NGO and an academic institution, or north-south academic partnerships or a company with a NGO or an academic institution. Proposals must have at least one partner from a low or middle income country to be eligible for funding. Where appropriate, these partnerships should have as an objective building the research capacity of the implementing agency.
● Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in receiving the award.
● Track Record/Experience: Priority will be given to organizations/companies with a track record of research and intervention development for the prevention of or response to gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
● Institutions Only: Awards will only be made to institutions, companies and not to individuals. All organizations are eligible to apply, including academic, research, NGOs and companies.
● Number of Proposals: An organization/company may submit a maximum of two applications but no organization will receive more than one award.
Eligible Country: Low and Middle Income Countries: All organizations based in low and middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank: Click to view), and organizations not based in low and middle income countries but working in such countries with at least one partner from a low or middle income setting are eligible to apply.
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● Registering your institution: If you are a first time user of proposalCENTRAL you must first register, before you can proceed with your application. To do so youmust:
Go to Click to view
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
● Application Checklist (incomplete applications will not be considered)
Completed online application (including project outcomes and budget)
Completed and signed SVRI and WBG DM Award Approval Form
CVs of key personnel using the template provided
Project Plan using template provided
Appendices (if required)
● Applications in English, French and Spanish will be accepted.
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