Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to advance gender analysis and women’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through the Gender in STEM Research Initiative. This article will share everything you need to know about the Canada IDRC Gender in STEM Research Initiative 2021. The application deadline is 22nd April 2021 (17:00 Eastern Daylight Time)
About the Canada IDRC Gender in STEM Research Initiative 2021
This initiative supports university-led consortia to expand and deepen scholarship in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly in Africa, on the challenges and opportunities that women scientists experience in STEM fields and on the importance of gender analysis in STEM research. The initiative will increase localized evidence on the key factors that constrain or support women scientists and gender analysis in STEM at different levels and in different STEM domains, on actual or potential strategies (structures, programs and policies) to address these, and on lessons learned at the level of universities and responsible ministries, nationally and regionally.
Through research, consortia will need to 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 ultimate objective is to increase the contribution of science to gender equality.
Applications are eligible from consortia involving at least two public universities based in at least two eligible LMICs. Consortia may also involve researchers based at other institutions in these and other countries, and other stakeholders, as appropriate. IDRC expects women scientists to play a leading role in the consortia as established and emerging researchers.
Value of Award
The award is CA$1 million to CA$1.25 million per research consortium; a total of CA$8 million is available for this call.
How to Apply
Expressions of interest (EOIs) are invited from research consortia that bring together the range of multi-disciplinary and sectoral perspectives, capacities, and contributions needed to undertake gender in STEM research in line with the objectives, outcomes, and themes of this funding opportunity, as set out below.
For more information on the award, visit the official Award Webpage.
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