On behalf of KIP project on Gender and Sexuality at the American University of Beirut the KIP Project is happy to announce a Call for Proposals focused on examining issues relating to gender and sexuality with the aim of positively contributing to the empowerment of women and other marginalized groups in Lebanon.
Through a generous federal assistance award from the U.S. Department of State the KIP project will fund 15 research/data gathering projects. Researchers, graduate students, and faculty based within civil society organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks and/or other related contexts working on relevant issues are encouraged to apply.
More information on the KIP Project is available on the following link: http://thekipproject.info/
A CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for 15 KIP-funded grants focused on examining issues relating to gender and sexuality with the aim of positively contributing to the empowerment of women and other marginalized groups. There will be 9 grants of $5,000 USD each which fund documentation projects where researchers gather information and data pertaining to gender and sexuality issues in public, judicial, legal, syndicated, private business, and civil society organizations. Additionally, there will be 6 grants of $10,000 USD each which fund theory-driven and knowledge-generating academic research projects.
We are seeking proposals that focus on either gathering data/information or generating knowledge relating to the following five thematic areas:(1) Sexual Harassment and other forms of abusive behaviors or discrimination disproportionately targeting women and other marginalized groups at work, at school, in universities, and in other traditional or nontraditional structures in Lebanon.(2) Barriers and facilitators affecting participation and representation of women and other marginalized groups at work, in government, in management and leadership as well as in other decision making roles in traditional or nontraditional structures in Lebanon.(3) The current health and wellbeing practices and perceptions around of gender and sexuality in Lebanon.(4) The next generation: the perceptions, attitudes and the current practices of youth and young adults in relation to gender equality and sexuality in Lebanon.(5) Conceptual etymology and legal genealogy of gender, sexuality, and bodily rights in Lebanon.Please see a list of potential research questions in the attached table for your guidance.
TIMELINE:January 20, 2016 Initial Statement of Interest sent by applicant to KIP Project. This statement should be one paragraph describing the proposed topic of interest. After which we will then send you the specific application package.February 15, 2016Full application deadline to be submitted online. These will then be blind-reviewed by KIP Project Advisory Board March 10th, 2016 Notification of award.
March - April 2016KIP Project issues subgrants through AUB Office of Grants and Contracts May- June 2016 Research ethics oversight approvals or exemption
October 2017Mid-project progress report April 2017 End-of-project report, including executive summary and power point presentation
April 2017Presentation of results at KIP Project Conference at AUB
The KIP Project is funded through a generous federal assistance award from the U.S. Department of State and under the direction of Associate Professor Charlotte Karam (Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut). If interested, please send an email to the KIP Project Coordinator Ms. Zeina Mhaidly at email@example.com.