The Foundations for Innovation Program at Canada’s IDRC has launched a call for research proposals to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups (*) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in LMICs.
(*) Under-represented groups are groups of people, as defined by their sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, language or physical or mental handicaps, whose participation rate in STEM fields is markedly smaller than their share of the overall population in a given region (usually, the country).
Regions of research focus: Latin America and Caribbean; Central/Far East/South Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa (notably West Africa).
Duration: Up to 60 months.
Grant amount per proposal: CA$ 200,000 – CA$ 500,000.
Projects can be carried out by a research institution, a research consortium, or a NGO with strong research capacity.
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Research projects must be proposed and led by an independent research institution/group of institutions that are independent of the institution(s) to be studied.
Applications: deadline by 5:00 PM (EST) on August 15, 2019, either in English or in French.