World Bank, Sexual Violence Research Initiative Launch 2017 Call for Proposals for Innovations in Preventing Gender-Based Violence


The SVRI and the WBG are requesting proposals for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries. Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in your funding application. Applications from legally constituted institutions and organizations that have existing capacity, with high quality proposals are most likely to be successful in this category.


Applications for support under this award should be affiliated with a recognized, legally constituted research institution or non-government organization with existing research or programming capacity.
A maximum of two proposals will be considered for funding per applicant. Only one award through this mechanism may be held by an applicant until the project has been completed.
Award applications that are proposing work on behalf of UN Agencies will not be considered. Previous award winners will not be considered as principal applicants.

Nature of Supported Projects

All projects under this call should focus on the prevention and response of GBV in low and middle income countries. Types of projectsthat may be supported through this call for proposals include:

  • 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 projects on the creative uses of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), or multi-components social media campaigns to challenge social norms that promote and accept the use of violence against women and children.
  • Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support prevention or response of GBV, 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.
  • Projects to disseminate promising research findings including those with creative uses of ICT to advance the effective translation of research findings into policy and practice (increase research uptake and bridge the gap between researchers and program officers).
  • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Studies to better understand the mechanisms and pathways of change of effective GBV prevention interventions
  • 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

If the funds are sought for scale up or dissemination 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.
For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit the official website of this opportunity by following the link below:


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