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Breaking Systemic Barriers to Women’s Participation in Science / International Development Research Center (IDRC) call for proposals in low- and middle income countries (LMICs)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 18, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on August 14, 2019
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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.


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Jill Langhus
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.