An ALIGN convening in Laos

Funding

ALIGN hosted two funding rounds in 2018/9: a Research Fund and a Convening Fund. Both aimed to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation on gender norms and norm change. ALIGN is building on the success of these rounds by inviting donor support for its re-granting scheme. Drawing on its growing global community, its research portfolio on discriminatory gender norms and its insights on how these can be challenged, ALIGN is well placed to fund rigorous research and ground-breaking events that bring key players together. 

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About the funds

The Research Fund

ALIGN’s Research Fund supported six small-scale action research or research translation projects which contributed to advancing knowledge and evidence on gender norms across a range of contexts. 

Successful applicants were given around nine months in 2018 to carry out projects and their resulting research outputs are now available to ALIGN’s community of practice, and can be consulted below. A video with interviews with three of the grantees, discussing their research findings, can also be found below.

The Convening Fund

ALIGN called for proposals for applications for small-scale research and research translation projects to further learning which closed in January 2018. The six funds award winners which were awarded a total of £90,000, explored a range of themes, from education to media and gender norm change, across highly varied contexts.

The projects included desk-based research synthesising insights on norm change from the Girls’ Education Challenge; an evaluation examining the impact of comprehensive sexuality education on intimate partner violence in Mexico City; studies of the impacts of gender-responsive curricula on gender norms in Peru and Indonesia; a study of the gender and age responsiveness of Indonesia’s adolescent-friendly health services; and action research projects exploring gender norm change through digital media in Somalia. 
 

Fund award winners

Research Fund award winners

ALIGN called for proposals for applications for small-scale research and research translation projects to further learning which closed in January 2018. The six funds award winners explore a range of themes across highly varied contexts.

The first round of ALIGN’s Research Fund awarded a total of £90,000 to explore a range of themes from education to media and gender norm change. 

The projects include desk-based research synthesising insights on norm change from the Girls’ Education Challenge; an evaluation examining the impact of comprehensive sexuality education on intimate partner violence in Mexico City; studies of the impacts of gender-responsive curricula on gender norms in Peru and Indonesia; and action research projects exploring gender norm change through digital media in Somalia. 

The grant winners are:

Research Fund award winners discuss their findings

Convening Fund award winners

ALIGN called for applications for its Convening Fund to support global meetings on gender norms in May and June 2018.

The grant winners are: