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The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Initiative: 4th Round of Research Fund (deadline: Dec 17)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 16, 2021
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The purpose of this research fund is to leverage existing research studies to advance the understanding of the underlying causes and influencing factors of intimate partner violence.

With this call for proposals, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) solicits proposals from research teams interested in expanding their existing studies to further investigate this important topic.

In most cases, they expect to fund studies in which the intervention was not originally intended to target IPV, and the assessment of IPV outcomes were not part of the original study design.

However, they will consider funding for the expansion of studies already focused on IPV where there is a unique opportunity to add novel insights.

Thematically, there is particular interest in women’s economic productivity and labor market engagement; the most effective “plus” programs for “cash plus” activities; couples counseling and mental health support from paraprofessionals; partner selection and “dating violence”; and adolescent mentorship and soft skills training programs.

Globally, violence against women is a leading cause of premature death and morbidity for women. Almost one-third of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their life, and nearly 40 percent of all homicides of women are committed by an intimate partner.

Given the pervasive and complex nature of the problem, a wide range of factors can drive changes in IPV including increased empowerment, economic well-being, and household stress among others.

The IPV Initiative seeks to inform global development policy and practice through expanding and improving the scientific evidence on pathways to mitigate IPV. By building on existing studies, the IPV Initiative aims to generate insights on the types of development programs that shift IPV outcomes and what factors drive these changes, including, studies of programs that impact household finances, increase women’s empowerment, improve socio-emotional skills.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Researchers must:
a) be affiliated with a research institution or a university and
b) either hold a PhD or be currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant social science discipline and
c) demonstrate experience in field research and randomized evaluations.
2. The IPV Initiative will consider proposals that fulfill one or more of the following criteria:
a) Add IPV-focused survey modules to existing studies;
b) Add IPV-focused survey rounds to current or past IPV studies;
c) Add an IPV targeted treatment arm to an existing study;
d) Improve IPV measurement and methods.
3. Proposals shall indicate the overall cost of the project as well as the funding requested of the IPV Initiative.
4. Funding is for research costs only. Implementation costs for the program are expected to be covered from other sources, except when adequate justification is provided for their inclusion in the study budget.

Funding under the study budget for the salaries and / or time of researchers in developing countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the selection committee.

IPA encourages:
• proposals from diverse research teams. They welcome applications from researchers from multiple disciplines and historically underrepresented groups;
• research teams to include researchers from the countries where the project will take place, with clearly defined contributions from all members of the research team;
• current and upcoming IPA projects and / or affiliated researchers to apply, though they will also consider proposals from outside sources.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm EST December 17, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.poverty-action.org/ipv-initiative/competitive-fund

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 25
Nov 25

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Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 26
Nov 26

Thanks, Ana.