Utility Deadline:August 25, 2020 (23:59 GMT). 

World Affairs Canada (GAC) has awarded funding to PEP for a brand new analysis initiative on “Local weather change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impacts and responses for girls and ladies”. By means of this three-year initiative (2020-2023), PEP will assist as much as 4 (4) analysis initiatives, every in a unique sub-Saharan African nation. 

This initiative goals to handle crucial capability gaps on each (provide and demand) sides of the research-policy nexus and produce the proof that native and nationwide policymakers want to tell particular coverage interventions for:

  1. Rising girls’s management in defining and implementing options to mitigate or adapt to local weather change results, and
  2. Mitigating the consequences of local weather change on gender equality.

To make sure the relevance of the analysis and its use for informing coverage, the initiatives will probably be led by groups of native researchers and authorities officers.

Applicant groups should additionally:

  • Be gender-mixed
    • Feminine members should signify at the least 50% of researchers (together with the workforce chief) and at the least 50% of government-affiliated members.
    • All feminine members should contribute substantively to the venture.
    • PEP notably encourages groups with a feminine chief.
  • Be composed solely of sub-Saharan African nationals, who’re residing in sub-Saharan Africa all through the venture.


  • A researcher may be funded as a workforce member a most of three instances by PEP (not more than twice as workforce chief) and may present marked development over time. 
  • A researcher who’s already concerned in a presently funded venture is just not eligible to submit a brand new proposal earlier than the approval of the ultimate report of the presently funded venture.
  • Every workforce ought to establish one workforce member who has the experience and capacities to switch the workforce chief if the latter is just not in a position to full the venture for any motive.

Funding and choice course of

This initiative will fund as much as 4 (4) new initiatives.

Funding is as much as US $58 Okay, together with US $24 Okay in a analysis (money) grant tied to deliverables and as much as US $34Okay in numerous subsidies, corresponding to for participation in PEP conferences and examine visits, publications in peer-reviewed journals, shows in worldwide conferences, the group of nationwide coverage conferences to share/focus on findings with stakeholders, and so forth.

Proposals are evaluated, and chosen, primarily based on the next standards:

  • Scientific high quality: literature evaluate, originality, methodology, knowledge
  • Coverage relevance: along with the acknowledgement letter from their government-affiliated members’ establishment, groups should present a convincing argument that the proof sought by the proposed analysis venture will probably be helpful/serve to tell strategic coverage selections
  • Capability constructing: specifically the contributions and anticipated expertise to be attained by every workforce member, particularly feminine and junior researchers, in addition to the capability of the workforce to execute the venture.

Longlisted groups

  • Will probably be invited to revise and submit their proposals after the first spherical of analysis. 
  • Revised proposals will undergo the second spherical of analysis, to supply a shortlist of round seven groups.

Shortlisted groups

  • Will probably be invited to take part in an on-line coaching course (and extra gender evaluation modules), related to the analysis strategies/instruments to be utilized of their venture, from January to April 2021.
    • All members of the chosen analysis groups are strongly inspired to finish this course.
      • Completion is a prerequisite for researcher-members to take part in PEP conferences and examine visits.
    • Shortlisted groups will probably be requested to call as much as two “substitute” researchers who may even be invited to take the net programs and, if profitable, will be capable of change any of the core researchers who don’t efficiently full the net course, to make sure the ultimate workforce respects PEP’s necessities (4 researchers, at the least 50% feminine, at the least two aged below 30).
      • These “substitute” researchers ought to sometimes be below 30 years of age and at the least one needs to be feminine.
    • If at the least 4 researcher-members, together with at the least two feminine researchers and two aged below 30, efficiently full their on-line course, groups will probably be invited to current their (revised) proposal at a PEP convention in June 2021, the place they are going to be represented by two members (one researcher and one government-affiliated member). 

PEP convention individuals

  • Will obtain coaching and suggestions on each the scientific and coverage features of their initiatives at this convention.
  • Non-participating members will be capable of comply with continuing nearly (reside or by video-recorded periods).

Last venture picks will probably be introduced after the convention.

Utility particulars and process


The way to submit a proposal utilizing the PEP intranet system

Purposes have to be submitted by way of the PEP intranet system, earlier than August 25, 2020 (23:59 GMT). Listed below are the steps to comply with:

  1. ALL members of the applicant groups should register on the PEP web site BEFORE submitting a brand new proposal.
    1. To register, click on Register (see additionally the highest proper nook of the PEP web site header, subsequent to “Login”) and comply with the directions.
    2. As soon as registered, every member will obtain a username and password by e mail, usually inside minutes. Your profile will probably be activated inside 24 hours.  
  2. Entry your PEP intranet file by clicking on the Login button (additionally high proper nook above) and coming into the username and password acquired.
    1. Observe that you could change your password your self, by your private intranet profile, at any time.
  3. ALL members of the applicant workforce should full their PEP intranet profile, together with their CV, birthday, highest diploma, a photograph and quick skilled bio.
    1. To do that, every member ought to log in to the PEP web site after which choose “Profile” (then “Add CV”, “Add photograph”, and so forth.).
  4. To submit the proposal, the workforce chief should log in, open the menu below “My workspace”, click on on “Submit New Proposal”, fill out the required data and add all required documentation utilizing the necessary PEP proposal template (supplied beneath – see “content material of proposals”). 
  5. As soon as completed, to make it possible for the proposal has been efficiently submitted to PEP, merely return to your PEP intranet file and click on on “My Initiatives“.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the PEP name for venture proposals on “Local weather change in Sub-Saharan Africa

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