Global LGBTQI Seed Grants Program – Call for Proposals:

Global LGBTQI Seed Grants Program – Call for Proposals: The Williams Institute is pleased to announce the Global LGBTQI Seed Grants Program, which aims to support new empirical research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations in least developed, low-, and middle-income countries. The program also seeks to amplify the voices of researchers from these regions and strengthen their research capacity through partnerships, knowledge exchange, and mentorship.

The program has two primary goals. First, it aims to generate sound empirical research on issues impacting LGBTQI populations in least developed, low-, and middle-income countries that can influence law and policy. Second, it aims to enhance the capacity of researchers from these countries to conduct rigorous and impactful research on LGBTQI issues.

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 website and highlighted at organizational events.

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 persons in those countries. Experienced researchers from various disciplines, including social sciences, public health, empirical legal studies, and public policy, are encouraged to apply. Advanced graduate students and researchers unaffiliated with academic institutions are also eligible to apply in partnership with a civil society organization.

Projects should aim to be completed within 12 months, with a final publication within 18 months of the start date. Research projects are not limited to any particular topic, methodology, or area of public policy, but they must be empirical in nature. The budget for each project can be up to $4,999 and can cover salary support and data acquisition and analysis costs.

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.

Interested applicants should submit their proposals by January 31, 2024, before 23:59 hrs. PST. For more information and to apply, please visit

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