Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the greatest social, economic and development challenges facing the world today. At least one-third of women across the globe experience GBV and the health and development consequences that this violence brings. The costs of violence are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes full participation in society, limits access to education, labor force participation and ownership of assets, to name a few.

 The SVRI and the World Bank Group are requesting proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.

 Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in your funding application. Applications from legally constituted institutions, or organizations that have existing capacity, with high quality proposals are most likely to be successful in this category.

 Towards this, the University of Lagos has inaugurated a Centre for Excellence for The Research into Gender-Based Violence and Allied Issues. The Principal Investigator has yet to be named however the interim Research Coordinator is the Office for Research and Innovation.

 We will be setting up a meeting to identify and inaugurate the Centre towards addressing this and similar Grant opportunities.

Please be aware that this constitutes one of our High Profile Research Efforts and as such the ENTIRE range of  support services by UNILAG R&I are fully available for meetings involving concept generation, proposal writing,  compilation of the application package, supporting documentation and submission. This entails Weekend and After-hours support.

 Please indicate your interest by email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line reading GBV PROJECT- SELF NOMINATION FOR PARTICIPATION.

 **THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF THE APPLICATIONS IS  9th December 2015.

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