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Call for Expressions of Interest: The Gender in STEM Research Initiative - Advancing gender analysis and women’s leadership in STEM fields

Call for
Expressions of interest
Education and Science
36 months
Science and Technology
Social Policy
Funded by
CAD 1M to CAD 1.25M
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The Gender in STEM Research Initiative will fund research that helps promote women’s leadership in science — notably in natural sciences, engineering, and maths — and the integration of gender analysis in these fields. The research will identify innovative approaches that increase the capacity of universities and other higher-education institutions to be more inclusive of women and gender analysis in STEM.  

The research consortia must propose research that addresses at least one of four themes:  

  • Including gender analysis in STEM research 
  • Exploring STEA+M — integrating arts, design, humanities and social sciences (A+) into STEM higher education and research
  • Advancing institutional policies to promote gender equality in STEM
  • Safeguarding women scientists 

This call for expressions of interest is open to public universities from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America/Caribbean that have demonstrated expertise in research on gender issues in STEM fields. 

View the eligible countries here.

Please note that we only accept applications in English or French.

We encourage applications from consortia of at least two public universities based in at least two LMICs. We expect women scientists to play leading roles in the consortia.  

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For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, and application guidelines, please refer to the detailed call for expressions of interest.

Please also consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

***Deadline for Submission Extended to May 10, 2021***

If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.

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