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ALIGN micro-grants funds

The ALIGN micro-granting facility is a responsive research fund. The micro-grants are intended to respond to knowledge gaps by supporting the development of new research, learning and reflection materials, and knowledge on discriminatory and harmful gender norms, to inform policy and practice outputs.

Funding round 4 - now open for applications

**Deadline extended to 5 June**

ALIGN is excited to announce our fourth round of micro-funding is now open for applications. This funding round aims to support research to understand how gender norms shape women’s engagement with, influence over, and experiences in governance institutions and decision-making processes, and how they can be transformed. In this round 3-5 small-scale projects will receive funding of up to £20,000 GBP, to initiate or build on existing research and practice, communicate learning and inform future action. Previous winners of rounds of funding on different topic areas can be viewed below.

The ALIGN team recognises the particular gap in feminist research funding specifically related to women’s participation and leadership in politics and government decision-making processes. The ALIGN Fund aims to expand the evidence base and support collaboration, expanding networks in a research area historically characterised by limited attention to gender norms.

We particularly invite applications from women- or girl-led organisations and movements, based in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), working on gender and inclusive leadership and decision-making (including gender-transformative policymaking, inclusive governance and women’s political representation, voice and leadership).

How to apply

To apply for funding you must:

  1. Read the full Terms of reference document (pdf)
  2. Download and complete the full technical grant application form (Word)
  3. Download and complete the financial grant application form (Excel)
  4. Send both completed forms to [email protected] by 5 June 2022 [extended from 22nd May 2022.]

Previous funding rounds