ABOUT THE GRANT
In 2018 and 2019, The Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise (WHGE-COE), which is part of the University of California Global Health Institute, sought proposals from global university partners to conduct research to strengthen their campus’ prevention and response to sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence. In 2018, four projects were awarded budgets up to $25,000 USD, and in 2019, three projects were awarded budgets up to $50,000 USD.
GOALS OF THE GRANT:
Sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, and other forms of gender-based abuse and discrimination are pervasive human rights violations. Women and girls experience these forms of violence globally, on a daily basis, and at higher rates than men and boys. Members of the WHGE-COE are deeply concerned about the prevalence and impact these forms of violence are having on undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and their communities across the globe. Thus, this grant opportunity was created to fund international researchers conducting studies that address sexual violence on university and college campuses.
Each grant application is reviewed by a comprehensive team of UC faculty, staff members, students, and stakeholders. Each team was composed of four reviewers, none of which has relations to the grant writers.