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The Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research recognizes and honors outstanding achievements in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women, girls, and other marginalized communities. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500!
This award will be presented to a young professional female researcher who is contributing to the global evidence base supporting policies and programs that build gender equity. The researcher must be conducting field research that is relevant to ICRW’s mission and taking place in low-income or otherwise marginalized communities worldwide.
This award will be presented to a young female researcher who is a citizen of a country located in the Global South and is contributing to the global evidence base supporting policies and programs that build gender equity.
The award is open to women researchers under the age of 40
citizens of countries located in the Global South;
The research or body of work may be conducted in any country. However, it must take place in low-income or otherwise marginalized communities, with a primary focus on gender equity and women’s and girls’ empowerment
Also, the social science research should contribute to filling gaps in evidence, which are important to understanding the best solutions for improving the lives of women, girls and other marginalized populations. The research methodology may utilize quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods;
Share the outcomes of the research with the research community, and/or with relevant stakeholders with respect to the nominees’ work.
In addition, findings should have been disseminated through relevant reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, multi-media campaigns, or similar communications channels. Co-authored publications or joint dissemination activities are also permissible.
Furthermore, the research requiring an advanced degree is not eligible.