Small grants for international campus-based violence prevention research

The Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise, part of the University of California Global Health Institute, is seeking proposals (up to $25,000) from international university partners to conduct research to strengthen their campus’ prevention and response to sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence. This is part of the Center’s Signature Project on campus-based violence prevention research.

This funding opportunity is open to low and middle income country (LMIC) university partners only (which can include US-based researchers collaborating with LMIC university partners). Funding up to the amount of $25,000 is to be granted to an institution, not an individual, and may support faculty, staff, and/or students to conduct partnered research or be in the form of grants to institutions, fellowships to faculty. The funding cycle will be March 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019. Applicants can propose a 12 or 18 month project.

Funds are intended to support global universities in their work to 1) assess scope, determinants and consequences of campus-based sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence, and/or 2) design, improve and evaluate policies, programs, and resources to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and harassment. Types of projects that may be supported include:

  • Formative research to design tools and methods for assessing the prevalence and determinants of different forms of violence on university campuses or to design violence prevention programs.
  • Piloting, adapting, testing and/or scale-up of new/promising programs to prevent campus-violence.
  • Self-contained research projects that are stand alone or that fit in a larger project, to build on, or support prevention or response of campus- violence, including formative, pilot or feasibility studies.
  • Adding a new component/arm to an already funded intervention that can provide additional insight into the effectiveness of intervention components.
  • Secondary analysis of existing data.
  • Studies to assess the impact, community perception or provider opinion of existing campus-based violence prevention programs or of existing services for survivors of violence.


The application deadline is January 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Funding decisions will be made in March 2018. We anticipate funding 3 to 5 projects.


See full request for proposals

Questions should be addressed to Jennifer Wagman ( or Chiao-Wen Lan (