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.
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