SVRI Research Grant 2025: Innovative research on the prevention and response of violence against women & children

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is inviting applications for innovative research that will contribute to the prevention and response of violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries.

The SVRI grant calls for research that is priority driven and impactful and exemplifies equitable research partnerships and processes that promote the leadership of low- and middle-income country-based researchers. We prioritise research that is grounded in feminist principles and acknowledges and addresses imbalanced power dynamics between donors and researchers as well as in partnerships between high-income and low- and middle-income countries, and within countries and between researchers and practitioners.

Priority setting processes provide essential direction to research funding to address knowledge gaps. Over the past 5 years, the SVRI has been working with partners to identify priorities for the field. Please refer to these agendas to guide the development of your research question – such as the Global Shared Research Agenda, the Latin America and the Caribbean agenda; the Africa Shared Research Agenda, and priorities for research on the intersections between VAC and VAW.

In the absence of a set of published research priorities for your region, your topic and / or your local community, please use the literature, the needs in your own setting and your policy leads to guide and co-create your research question.

All applications must be submitted and reach us by midnight (South African time) on 9th July 2024.

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