Call for Researchers and Research Teams – Nigeria National teams and West African sub-Regional Research teams on Gender based violence (GBV)

This is a call for Nigeria based national researchers with an interest and experience conducting gender-based violence in the home country or teams of 3 to 6 researchers from independent think tank or civil society group to submit applications. 

We are particularly interested in attracting young and emerging researchers with innate curiosity and commitment to scientific rigour. Researchers can be independent professionals or in researchers affiliated to Universities or non-profits. Both the independent researchers and research teams must have an interest or proven track record of working on gender-based violence in Nigeria. 

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit, a  5-page concept note and the CVs of all members of the research team.  In all, researchers’ CVs must demonstrate: training in social sciences or medical research; past publications (both peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed) on gender-based violence; and for teams there should be at least one female team member.  The concept note must address GBVs in the following forms: 1) GBVs experienced by women and girls, internally displaced or displaced from neighbouring countries in camps or host communities; 2) GBVs experienced by women and girls in rural communities as a result of rural banditry, communal conflict, livestock rustling; 3) GBV experienced by women and girls working in or living close to sites of illegal or unregulated mining; 4) documentation of the efforts and initiatives of traditional and religious leaders to protect women and girls from GBVs. 

The concept note must address the following:- justification for the importance of GBV issue or problem; the rationale explaining  whether is this a new form of GBV or an existing form of GBV; the population affected and driving forces; situation of the issue/problem within the current global GBV literature; the proposed methodology; primary and secondary data sources; considerations of how the research will be conducted in the context of Covid-19; expected findings; whether this problem is unique to Nigeria or is pan West-African; and a total indicative cost of the research. The concept note must be submitted to: on or before 25th November 2020.  Please indicate the title of the concept note in the subject of the email submission.