Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative – SSHRC and WAGE

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SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) are launching the  Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative.

Amount: up to $700,000 over 4 years

Faculty Research Office: 1 week before SSHRC deadline (3-4 weeks before if you wish to have feedback on your application – send to Karen Kueneman)
Western Research Development: To be determined
SSHRC: October 6, 2022 (results March 2023)

Description: The goal of this initiative is to support academic researchers, in partnership with other research-focused and community-based organizations, to advance knowledge on, and analyze the causes and persistence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Canada. This research could include methods of prevention, access to justice, and support services for victims and survivors but must fit within one of the 5 themes:

  • Shelters and Housing
  • Violence against LGBTQ2+ People
  • Natural Resources, Work Camps and Sexual Violence
  • Access to Justice and Prevention of GBV
  • Technology-facilitated GBV against Youth

Partnership: The Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative grants are meant to support formal research partnerships between a post-secondary institution and at least one or more partner organizations from the not-for-profit, public and/or private sectors, to foster the co-creation of new knowledge, capacity-building and knowledge mobilization on critical issues relating to gender-based violence in Canada. The partnership grants will serve as hubs for challenge-oriented, collaborative and intersectional research and knowledge mobilization activities, as well as the incubation of new research partnerships.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by a team of researchers (consisting of one applicant / project director and participants such as co-directors, co-applicants and collaborators). The applicant / project director prepares the application with the team on behalf of the partner organizations of the formal partnership. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.

Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Services and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA. More information, applications and instructions are available through the SSHRC website. This competition uses the Convergence Portal.

A webinar on how to apply will be organized in the coming weeks. Please visit SSHRC’s Upcoming Webinars page for updates.

Note: This initiative is complementary to but distinct from the Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Gender-Based Violence competition recently launched. Both competitions are open concurrently with different deadlines. The Knowledge Synthesis Grants aim to examine and synthesize existing knowledge on gender-based violence, whereas the Gender-Based Research Violence Initiative partnership grants aim to produce new research on particular themes related to gender-based violence that are outlined in the funding opportunity description.

Please contact your ADR and Research Officer if you intend to apply.

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