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The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invites research proposals to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups1 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs).
This call aims to generate evidence on LMICs, document situations of status quo and progressive initiatives, current or recent, in these countries, as well as support novel actions in LMICs that may advance specific Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), SDG 10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).
This call is open to research institutions, consortia, or non-governmental organizations with proven research capacity. The institutions should have a strong presence in eligible low and middle-income countries. The research must be proposed and executed by an institution or group of institutions that are independent of the institution(s) to be studied.
Submit by August 15, 2019
Download the full call from the IDRC website to find out more about this opportunity, including eligibility, how to apply, possible research issues, and evaluation criteria.
For information or questions about this opportunity and the event, please contact the organizers directly.