Research organisations are invited to submit proposals for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research Awards under the Water for Women Fund. Proposals should be lodged by 17:00 hrs (Canberra time), 27 February 2018.
The Water for Women Fund commenced on 14 December 2017. It is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in WASH and is part of Australia’s commitment to the High Level Panel on Water. The Fund will invest AUD $110.6 million over five years to December 2022 to improve the health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH projects.
Two types of proposals for WASH Research Awards will be sought under the Fund:
- WASH sector research addressing key knowledge gaps (Type One award)
- Research closely linked to Civil Society Organisation (CSO) implementation and outcomes of the Water for Women Fund (Type Two award)
This call for proposals will only be for Type Two awards. It allows for collaboration between research organisations (ROs) and CSOs selected to implement projects under the Water for Women Fund – at a time when CSOs are finalising their project design documents. A separate call for Type One awards will be made in 2018.
Research organisations are expected to submit a separate application for each proposal. A WASH Research Awards Guidelines document is available below. It includes guidance on process and eligibility. In addition to the guidelines document, the Water for Women Fund Investment Design Document should inform the development of proposals.
All questions or comments should be directed to [email protected] by 13 February, 2018. All queries will be responded to via addenda.
To apply, please click here.
Deadline: February 27, 2018