Call for Proposals: Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) East Africa
This call is open to research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations with strong research capacity based in one of the countries of focus and with legal corporate registration. Research consortia comprised of up to three institutional partners may apply, however one partner must be designated as the lead institution. Preference will be given to projects with multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary teams.
UN, donor, and multi-lateral organizations are NOT eligible to apply. Applications from individual persons will NOT be accepted.
Due to internal technical problems that may have affected the submission of some proposals, GrOW East Africa has extended the deadline to Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 23:45 (EDT), for all applications that have started the proposal process.
GrOW East Africa will support locally grounded in-depth evaluative and action research to identify and scale successful solutions for achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality in the world of work. The goal is to enhance effective and evidence-informed policies, programs, and interventions on unpaid care and the gender segregation of work to address persistent economic gaps in eastern Africa.
The program will support two types of research projects:
1. Evaluative projects that assess current or past programs related to GrOW East Africa thematic priorities to generate evidence about effective approaches. These projects will have a budget of up to CA$500,000 and a duration of up to 24 months.
2. Action research projects with key policy actors (government, private sector, or non-governmental) that test and/or scale solutions that address one or more of the priority themes of GrOW East Africa. These projects will have a budget of up to CA$700,000 and a duration of up to 36 months.
GrOW East Africa has two core thematic areas:
1. Tackling the continued labour market segregation and employment gender gaps.
We invite proposals that generate options, innovations, and scalable solutions for enhancing women’s increased participation in non-traditional sectors and in better, higher-paying jobs.
2. Reducing and redistributing women's unpaid care work.
We invite research proposals that test locally grounded and scalable models for reducing and redistributing unpaid care work to improve labour market outcomes for women.
For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, and application guidelines please refer to the detailed call for proposals.
Please ensure you have read the call for proposals and the accompanying research priorities and impact pathway document before applying.
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How to apply
The extended submission deadline for proposals is September 3, 2020. All proposals must be submitted through the Survey Monkey portal. A peer review panel composed of technical experts will review and assess the proposals.
If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.