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Paula Kantor Award 2022

The 2022 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research

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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.

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Criteria for eligibility

  • 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.

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Guidelines for nominations

  • Nominations must be from a third party. Researchers cannot nominate themselves;
  • The professional work of the nominee must be based primarily in a low-income or otherwise marginalized community;
  • Also, complete the nomination form and the questionnaire highlighting the nominee’s contributions and why they’re deserving of the award
  • Responses to the questionnaire should be focused and succinct and document the impact and relevance of the nominee’s contributions.
  • A curriculum vitae and biography must also be included in the nomination submission.

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Evaluation criteria for the award

The selection committee will evaluate submissions based on the following:

  •  The nominee’s use of a robust research methodology following ethical protocols for conducting research;
  • The nominee’s use of innovative practices within the program’s activities and their implementation, and measures to ensure sustainability;
  • A strong gender-focused conceptualization of research/body of work, with appropriate and relevant data gathering techniques, analysis, and interpretations.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 March,2022
FieldField Research Award for Women Researcher
Open toyoung professional female researcher from the Global South doing field research
OrganizerThe International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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