Application Process and Timeline
Applications should be submitted online by 5:00 PM (EST) on November 30, 2018. Applications can be submitted in English. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered, and only completed applications will be considered. A complete application includes:
- A completed proposal, to be submitted using the online application form (Guidelines included below)
- One (1) sample of work to demonstrate capacity to carry out rigorous research on the proposed topic, including capacity to integrate gender-based analysis
- An estimated budget, with a cost breakdown by budget categories
- CVs of research team (each CV should not exceed 2 pages)
The application process includes the following stages:
- Launch of Request for Proposals – November 6
- Questions due – November 20
- Propsals due – November 30
- Selection of projects by selection committee – by December 21
Your proposal should include the following information:Overview
- Project title:
- Country(ies) of research focus:
- Project duration (in months):
- Total budget requested (in USD):
- Project Abstract (Max 300 words, including information on objectives, expected outcome and impact).
- Lead institution and contact details of principal researcher (name, title, email address, phone)
- Type of institution
- Partner institution(s) and contact (if applicable)
Background and Objectives (Max 400 words)
- Describe specific issues or challenges the proposed project seeks to address in relation to broader goals of the Call.
- Clearly articulate the hypothesis, research questions and objectives.
- Describe how proposed work will add to existing knowledge.
Approach/Methodology (Max 500 words)
- Describe the broad methodological approach, including a brief explanation and justification of specific methods and implementation approach to be used.
- Describe how your research will integrate a gender analysis.
Outputs and outcomes (Max 300 words)
Describe concrete outputs, outcomes, and applicability of research results. This should describe a clear impact pathway.
Research uptake (Max 300 words)
- Demonstrate clear research uptake strategy including, identification of the target audience, engagement with key stakeholders, level of engagement during research cycle and approaches to knowledge sharing.
- Outline proposed approach to monitor progress and measure impact.
Project team (Max 200 words)
Provide information about the composition of the project team and the distribution of responsibilities.
Challenges and risks (Max 200 words)
- Describe the main challenges and risks you anticipate in carrying out the work and how these will be mitigated.
- Highlight any needs/areas for capacity building.