SVRI Research Grant

Funding Agency:
Sexual Violence Research Initiative

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is inviting applications for innovative research and interventions that will contribute to the prevention and response of violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries.

All applications must be submitted and reach us by midnight (South African time) on 6 July 2023.

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Areas of Interest

Types of projects that may be supported under this grant include:

  • Research projects that are either stand-alone projects or a component of a larger project that will guide efforts to effectively address or prevent VAW and VAC.
  • Qualitative studies exploring the effectiveness and process of creating change with innovative VAW and VAC prevention interventions, or studying the acceptability, impact, and process of change created by interventions that support and assist survivors of VAW and VAC.
  • Projects that aim to address the prevention and response to VAW and VAC together or simultaneously, or through a single intervention with distinct elements.
  • Projects that aim to understand how to integrate programming for VAW and/or VAC into other sectoral work and or large infrastructure development programmes.
  • Projects that develop innovative methods and tools for VAW and/or VAC research.
  • Projects that evaluate how to effectively expand tested interventions for preventing and responding to VAW and VAC.
  • Secondary analysis of existing data that provides insights into addressing VAW and VAC more effectively and sustainably.
  • Research on violence across diverse populations in situations of vulnerability, including but not limited to persons with disabilities, people living with HIV, older persons, indigenous peoples, LGBTQI+ people, refugees, internally displaced persons, and migrants.
  • Projects that enhance our understanding of sexual violence against children or adolescents, including research on interventions to prevent such violence and/or support child and adolescent survivors of such violence.

Amount Description

Applicants can apply for grants between $40,000 to $150,000 no longer than 18 months in length.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 6, 2023