Call for Project Proposals: Strengthening the Capacities of Science Granting Councils in Gender and Inclusivity

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think-tanks, institutes and agencies) with proven experience and track records to offer training and technical support to Science Granting Councils (and related organizations such as commissions or funds) in specific areas of gender and inclusivity in science, technology and innovation (STI) namely: promoting (i) the equality and status of women in research environments, (ii) diversity and inclusivity beyond gender equality in research environments; and (iii) the sex, gender and inclusivity dimension in research design and content. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) will enter into a grant agreement with the successful organization for an implementation period of approximately 36 months. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to with a copy to by the deadline of 23:59 East Africa Time on Friday 4th April 2020. Further details are provided in the attached documents. Any enquiries should be directed to the same two addresses and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) will be posted and updated regularly to this website until one week before closing i.e. until Friday 27th March.

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Please click here to access Appendix 2.