Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research

Funding Agency:
International Center for Research on Women

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting nominations for researchers from the Global South for the 2023 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, which honors the legacy of a visionary leader whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world.

Dr. Paula Kantor, Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and former Senior Rural Development Specialist at ICRW died in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015.

Dr. Kantor was a leading expert on gender issues and international development, with nearly 20 years of experience in executing policy research and programmatic work related to integrating gender into agriculture and rural development. Dr. Kantor’s work was largely driven by her desire and passion to improve lives in the Global South, especially those of women and girls. She was a prolific researcher who participated in and worked with several initiatives to better the lives and improve livelihoods for women in conflict-prone and terrorist-affected areas. She worked across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

In the spirit of Paula’s legacy of supporting applied research to advance the economic and social well-being of women in low-income and otherwise marginalized communities worldwide, this annual award is given to a young professional female researcher from the Global South doing field research related to ICRW’s mission, along with a US$2,500 cash prize.

Deadline: April 16, 2023

Agency Website

Amount

$2,500

Funding Type

Award
Prize

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women
Women of Color

Category

Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 16, 2023