Deadline: 1 March 2018
Applications are open for the Bridging the Gaps sex work project that aims to support sex worker-led, civil society organisations and networks with a track record in human rights and/or health programmes for sex workers.
The earliest start-date for research and development projects is 1 June 2018 and the projects are expected to start during 2018.
This call for proposals directly contributes to the three long term goals:
- Strengthened civil society that holds governments to account;
- Increased fulfilment of human rights of sex workers;
- Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights and fewer HIV infections
- The minimum budget is € 5.000 and the maximum budget per proposal is €25.000.
- Funding may be applied for a maximum of two years (24 months).
- Applicants are allowed to submit a maximum of one project proposal per year.
- Grants for research may be used to fund salaries for researchers, students and technical staff.
- Current Bridging the Gaps partners (that have a current funding relationship with either Aidsfonds, NSWP, ITPC and GNP+) with support from the regional networks in the following countries and regions are eligible to apply for a research budget: Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine), East and Southern Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique) and South East Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam).
- Population: female, male and transgender sex workers including sex workers living with HIV
- Note: The call is not limited to country research. Grants can be used to study cross-countries or on a regional level, especially if a certain best practice model used in one country is effective/applicable in another country.
How to Apply
Documents to be included when submitting the proposal
- A research proposal (maximal 5 pages), including a detailed plan outlining research questions and methodology, proposed tools and approaches for analysis of data and if needed a clear proposal for a research partnership. Timeline and brief research description (including relevance, objectives and summary of scientific literature).
- Motivation letter (1/2 page). Please use the attached application form.
- A strategy of future implementation (1/2 page), including a proposed strategy how research findings will be used in future programming.
- Financial proposal (Maximum 1 page). Detailed financial proposal, including number of days, salaries of staff involved, daily rate, capacity building activities (if needed), travel costs, and clearly state total amount (incl/excl VAT) with a maximum amount of 25.000 euro.
- If applicable, CV’s of research/academic partners to be involved, including past experience in similar research projects including two references (max 3 pages).
Proposals must include all documents requested. Proposals that do not meet the requirements will be rejected. Please use the application form (for required document 1-3) and budget template (for required document 4).
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine)
- East and Southern Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique)
- South East Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam).
For more information, please visit Call for Research Grants.