SVRI Grant: Funding innovation in violence prevention

In 2014, we established the SVRI Grant to increase the evidence base for the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence (IPV) in low- and middle-income countries.

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We awarded nine grants between 2014 and 2015. Following this Grant’s success, we partnered with the World Bank Group in 2016 to create the SVRI and World Bank Development Marketplace Awards.

Researchers from low- and middle-income countries submit proposals to access funds of between $40 000 and $100 000 over a two-year period to undertake research to advance our understanding of prevention. A call for proposals is sent out each year via SVRI listserv, our website, Facebook and Twitter. No unsolicited proposals are accepted. 

Types of projects that may be supported include:

  • Small, self-contained research projects that are either standalone projects or fit within a larger project that will build on or support the prevention of IPV, including formative research studies, pilot studies and feasibility studies.
  • Qualitative studies that explore the effectiveness of prevention interventions.
  • Secondary analysis of existing data.
  • Those that develop methods and tools for IPV prevention research.
  • Research translation and uptake strategies.
  • Those that evaluate how to effectively expand tested prevention interventions.


Projects that have been funded to date cover a wide range of topics, including education, parenting interventions, the intersections of violence against women and children, cash transfers, sexual harassment and public transport, and violence and mental health.

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“This unique award has an incredibly important role in cultivating innovation in violence prevention. Please keep offering this mechanism to keep the field moving!” – Grantee