Global LGBTIQ Aging Seed Grants

Requests for Proposals: Global LGBTIQ Aging Seed Grants Program
About the Program: The Williams Institute and SAGE’s Global LGBTIQ Aging Seed Grants Program aims to encourage new empirical research and data collection on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex older adults (ages 50 and above) in least developed, low-, and middle-income countries. The program also seeks to strengthen research capacity by fostering partnerships between researchers and civil society organizations, facilitating knowledge exchange, providing mentorship, and organizing colloquia to present research findings. The program has two main goals:

Generate sound empirical research on issues impacting LGBTIQ older adults in least developed, low-, and middle-income countries that influence law, policy, and service provision.
Enhance the capacity of researchers from low- and middle-income countries to conduct rigorous and impactful research on issues affecting LGBTIQ older adults through partnerships, knowledge exchange, and mentorship.
Applicants must consist of partnerships between experienced researchers and civil society organizations. Priority will be given to research proposals that aim to inform practice, service delivery, and policy. Awardees will receive a grant to support their research, and their work may be featured on the Williams Institute’s or SAGE’s website and showcased at organizational events.

Eligibility:To be eligible, at least part of the research team must reside or work in countries defined by the DAC list of ODA recipients, and the research must focus on issues impacting LGBTQI individuals in those countries. Proposals must be partnerships between experienced researchers and civil society organizations. This includes senior and junior faculty from various disciplines, advanced graduate students, and researchers unaffiliated with academic institutions. The program accepts proposals in English, but resulting publications need not be in English. Projects should aim to be completed within 12 months, with a final publication within 18 months of the start date.

Project Topic Areas:The program is interested in supporting applied research that aims to impact law, policy, and service provision in the following areas:

LGBTIQ identity development in later life
Caregiving, social support, and kinship among LGBTQI older adults
Elder healthcare access and quality of services
Experiences of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, anti-Blackness, colorism, anti-indigenous bias, and/or immigration status for LGBTIQ older adults
Experiences and impact of violence and elder abuse on LGBTIQ elders
Impacts of the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
Advocacy, community organizing, and social movement participation by and for LGBTIQ older adults

Eligible Countries:
Afghanistan,Angola,Bangladesh,Benin,Bhutan,Burkina,Faso,Burundi,Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad,Comoros,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Djibouti,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gambia,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Haiti,Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,Lesotho,Liberia,Madagascar,Malawi, Mali,Mauritania,Mozambique,Myanmar,Nepal,Niger,Rwanda,Sao Tome and Principe1,Senegal,Sierra Leone,Solomon Islands,Somalia,South Sudan, Sudan,Tanzania,Timor-Leste,Togo,Tuvalu,Uganda,Yemen,Zambia, Democratic People’sRepublic of Korea,Syrian Arab Republic,Algeria,Belize,
BoliviaCabo Verde,Cameroon,Congo,Côte d’Ivoire,Egypt,El Salvado, Eswatini, Ghana,Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran,Kenya,Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia,Mongolia,Morocco,Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan,Papua New Guinea,Philippines, Samoa,Sri Lanka,Tajikistan,Tokelau,Tunisia,Ukraine, Uzbekistan,Vanuatu,Viet Nam,West Bank and Gaza Strip,Zimbabwe, Albania,Argentina,Armenia,Azerbaijan,Belarus,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Botswana,Brazil,China (People’s Republic of), Colombia,Costa Rica,Cuba,Dominica,Dominican,Republic,Ecuador,Equatorial,Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan,Kosovo,Lebano,Libya,Malaysia,Maldives,Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico,Moldova,Montenegro,Montserrat,,Peru,Saint Helena,Saint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Serbia,South Africa,Suriname, Thailand,Tonga,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Venezuela,Wallis and Futuna.

For more details and to submit a proposal, please visit the official website before the due date of January 31, 2024, at 23:59 hrs. PST.

Global LGBTQI Seed Grants Program – ngoportal

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