The SVRI Grant aims to increase the evidence base for the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence in low and middle income countries. Researchers from low and middle income countries working in this field are invited to submit proposals to access funds to undertake research to advance our understanding of prevention. It is envisaged that a call for proposals is sent out on an annual basis via SVRI listserv, website and social media platforms. No unsolicited proposals will be accepted.
Types of projects that may be supported through this call for proposals include:
- Small, self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support primary prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV), including formative research studies, pilot or feasibility studies.
- Qualitative studies to better understand the mechanisms of change of effective IPV primary prevention interventions
- Secondary analysis of existing data
- Development of methods and tools for IPV prevention research
- Research translation and uptake strategies
- Evaluating how to effectively scale up tested IPV primary prevention interventions
- Costing of interventions
A competitive selection process is used to identify successful grantees. Applications are peer reviewed by a panel of global experts and members of the SVRI secretariat using clear selection criteria.