Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the Prevention and Response of Gender Based Violence 2020’ to contribute to the prevention and response of gender based violence (GBV) in low and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are seeking applications for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender based violence (GBV) in low and middle-income countries.

Awards supported by the SVRI and the World Bank Group should:
Adhere to international safety and ethical guidelines
Focus on low and middle income-settings
Be conceptualized within a human rights framework
Strive to be cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary
Where relevant and appropriate endeavor to engage the community that is being researched
Challenge the gender hierarchy that contributes to GBV in order to promote gender equality
Inform policy, programs and services and serve to strengthen access to comprehensive care and support for survivors

Donor Name: Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and World Bank Group
Funding name: Call for Proposals: SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the Prevention and Response of Gender Based Violence 2020

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 13th, September, 2019 at 11:59:59pm South African Standard Time (5:59:59pm EDT).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The award is expected to cover all, or the majority of, the project/component costs. The common characteristic of these awards is the provision of limited funding for a short period of time with clear measurable outcomes. Awards of up to $100,000 are available. Any applications with requests exceeding USD100,000 will not be considered. Awards will only be made to institutions, companies and not to individuals.

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

Project start date: June 2020 – May 2022 (up to 24 months)

Project duration: Projects under this call should be for a maximum of up to 24 months duration.

Eligible organization:
Track Record/Experience: Priority will be given to organisations/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, and not to individuals. All organisations are eligible to apply, including academic, research and NGOs.

Eligibility: Types of projects eligible for award-Through this award, the SVRI and the WBG are looking to support the following types of projects:
● 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 evaluations of effective scale up and adaptation.
● Qualitative studies that explore the effectiveness and process of creating change with innovative GBV prevention interventions or the acceptability, impact, and process of change created by interventions that support and assist survivors of GBV;
● “Integration projects” that test the integration of GBV prevention or prevention and response components or activities in an intervention with a primary objective other than reducing GBV, like those in other development sectors, including large infrastructural projects;
● Self-contained intervention research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support GBV prevention or response intervention learning, 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.
● Secondary analysis of existing data that will provide insights into addressing VAW more effectively and sustainably.
● 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, what effective strategies can they deploy within organizations and the communities they work with.
● If the funds are sought for secondary analysis of data or scale up 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.

Eligible Country: All organisations based in low and middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank), and organisations 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.

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Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: English (Click to view), French (Click to view) and Spanish (Click to view)
● About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

● Applications for an SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the prevention and response of gender-based violence must be made online at: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/.  To access this award opportunity, you must first create an account on proposalCENTRAL. Select South African Medical Research Council as the Award Maker in the drop-down menu.  All information needed for proposal submission is available online in the SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace for Innovation on GBV Prevention Award Application Guidelines.

● 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
 References
 Appendices (if required)

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