Wednesday, 4 July 2012

IDRC Call for Proposals: Reducing Violence, Poverty and Inequalities

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a call for proposals as part of the Save and Inclusive Cities research initiative. This is a jointly funded initiative which aims to to build an evidence base on the connections between urban violence, poverty and inequalities. It also seeks to identify the most effective strategies for addressing these challenges.

The core objectives of this initiative are to:
1. Generate a better understanding of the relationship between urban violence, poverty and inequalities, and identify the most effective strategies for tackling these challenges;
2. Contribute to the shaping of theoretical and conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches that will guide future research on these issues;

3. Support a cadre of researchers, particularly in the Global South, in enhancing their skills to design and execute cutting edge, policy relevant, rigorous, and gender sensitive research projects in cities affected by violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

4. To widely disseminate project- and program-level research results among local, regional, and international stakeholders with a view to influencing policy and practice.
Research projects funded as part of this initiative will be selected through this competitive Call for Proposals.
As a result of this Call, a series of grants of up to CAD 500,000 will be awarded.
Projects should be scheduled to be completed by April 2016, including all research activities and final reporting.

Grants of up to CA$500,000 will be awarded to carry out cutting-edge research in cities across Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.
The deadline to submit proposals is 26 August 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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