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Below is a list of current and relevant funding opportunities for gender and sexuality researchers organized by region. This information is also available in the GenCen monthly funding listserv mailings. Please subscribe via this link.

Grants - Africa (Sub-Saharan)


U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone Public Affairs Section Annual Program

Deadline: Rolling
Award: <$25,000

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; Artistic and cultural workshops; Programs that strengthen entrepreneurship; Train-the-trainer activities; Programs that promote women’s empowerment and gender inclusivity; Programs that promote youth leadership.

USAID’s GBV Local Award - Burundi

Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: May 30, 2019
Award/Action Type: Fixed Amount Award (FAA) - 3 years
Total Estimated Cost/Amount Range: $1M - $3.99M
Anticipated Award Date: 11/29/2019

GBV Local will ensure integration and implementation of gender-based violence programming (prevention, mitigation, treatment) across the continuum of HIV services through synergistic collaboration with existing USAID activities, and through advocacy and institutional capacity building at the district and central levels.

USAID’s TBD – Democratic Republic of Congo

Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: May 31, 2020
Award/Action Type: Contract - 5 years
Total Estimated Cost/Amount Range: $50M - $99.99M

Promote women’s empowerment and gender programming, literacy and numeracy, and emergency responses through a range of state and non-state actors.

Grants - Middle East & North Africa

Grants - Asia & Oceania


US Embassy New Delhi APS

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Award: $5,000 - $50,000

AS India invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and India through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. PAS India invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and India through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Grants - Europe

Grants - Latin America & Caribbean


US Embassy La Paz, Bolivia APS

Deadline: Rolling
Award: $1,000 - $40,000

Examples of PAS Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; and Professional and academic exchanges and programs.

Grants - North America

Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional), Department of Health and Human Services, NIH

Deadline: January 7, 2021
Award: TBD

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex.

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: MAy 6, 2021

Award: <$119,000

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.

Grants - Other

 NSF Arctic Research

DeadlineProposals Accepted Anytime

Anticipated total funding amount: $55,000,000

The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) supports cutting-edge research that (1) expands fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic and the natural laboratory it represents across a range of disciplines, (2) improves understanding of interactions between the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region and Earth system, and (3) utilizes the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform.

Evaluating Practice-based Programs, Policies, and Practices from CDCs Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program: Expanding the Evidence to Prevent Sexual Violence

Estimated post date: November 1

Award: $300,000-$375,000

This NOFO seeks proposals to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention programs, policies, or practices implemented by CDC-funded Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) programs to prevent sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement is intended to expand the evidence base for sexual violence prevention in one or more of the following strategy areas identified in the STOP SV technical package: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence, Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women, and Create Protective Environments. CDC’s STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence outlines the best available evidence for sexual violence prevention and is used by state and local health departments participating in CDC’s RPE Program to develop and implement programs, policies and practices to prevent sexual violence 

IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC)

Deadline: November 11

Award: €3,000 - : €30,000

The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) aims to build a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Capacity building through involvement of researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

The call covers 5 wide-ranging research themes: (1) Facts about gender, jobs, and poverty; (2) Fertility and labour markets; (3) Barriers to gender parity; (4) The future of work: automation, urbanization and the environment; and (5) Policies and welfare: costs and benefits of gender parity. Two types of research grants will be offered: large-scale research grants for experienced researchers based in institutions and organizations from all over the world; and small research grants mainly targeting junior researchers (PhD students or researchers who have less than five years of work/research experience past the PhD) based in institutions and organizations from all over the world, as well as senior or junior researchers based in institutions and organizations in LICs.


Collaborative Research
National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: Dec 4

Award ceiling: $250,000

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Research Programs is currently accepting applications for the Collaborative Research program. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through research, convenings, and collaborative publication. The program allows projects in a single field of study or those conducting interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but projects must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods.


CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Application Guidelines

Deadline: January 23, 2020

Award amount: maximum of $11,000

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. 

CAORC NEH Senior Research Fellowship Application Guidelines

Deadline: January 23, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award.


Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The goals of the WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are to increase research and understanding of gender and philanthropy, contribute to building the field of study of gender and philanthropy, and support and encourage emerging scholars in their study of gender and philanthropy. WPI fellowship impact The WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship embodies the interdisciplinary strengths of the field of philanthropic studies. Funding for additional research and dissertation writing is difficult to obtain; for emerging scholars this fellowship fills a much needed gap. The fellowship has enabled award recipients to reach new audiences and to expand awareness of the importance of gender in philanthropy. Dissertation fellowship candidates The fellowship is for emerging scholars who focus in the area of womens philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. The fellowship is intended to support research and dissertation writing for those who are close to completing their dissertations. Applicants are candidates for the Ph.D. degree at an accredited graduate school in the United States who have completed coursework and defended the dissertation proposal successfully. Following the dissertation defense, the fellowship awardee will present findings to the faculty and staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy via video conference.

Calls for Papers – Conferences

Society for the History of Women in the Americas, Annual Conference CFP

Location: University of Manchester, UK
Conference Date: 
3 July, 2020
February 21, 2020


Asian Women Filmmakers on Global Screens: Networks, Circuits, and Community Connections

Location: Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong
Conference Date: 
March 27-28, 2020
January 1, 2020


MSA 2020: Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Topographies of the Street 

Location: Brooklyn, New York
Conference Date: 
October 22-25, 2020
January 5, 2020


Womandla! Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South

Location: University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa 
Conference Date: 
7-8 July, 2020
December 15, 2019

 "Worldmaking around the world: Rethinking the intersections of popular media, translation and LGBTQ+ activism across cultures"

Location: American University, Washington D.C
Conference Date: 
September 25-27, 2020
December 1, 2019

 “Activism From Below: Grassroots Organizing in the U.S. from the Civil War to Now”

Location: Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Conference Date: March 19-20, 2020
Deadline: November 14, 2019


Women, Peace and Security 2020 Conference 

Location: Binghampton University, New York
Conference Date: 
April 23-25, 2020
November 1, 2019

 Gendered Approaches to Restitution: Labor, Migration, Structural Amnesia and Trauma

Location: Rhode Island, USA
Conference Date: 
February 7, 2020
October 31, 2019

Thinking Gender 2020, Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice

Location: University of California, Los Angeles 
Conference Date: 
March 6, 2020
October 27, 2019

Panel CfP: ‘What’s love got to do with it?’ Queer-feminist desires in researching and writing art histories 

Location: United Kingdom
Conference Date: April 1-4, 2020
Deadline: October 21, 2019

Annual Africa Conference

Location: The University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: April 2-6, 2020
Deadline: December 15, 2019

Wilson College Humanities Conference, Theme: Bold Women

Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Conference Date: February 29, 2020
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Calls for Papers – Publications


"Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally", Simone de Beauvoir Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2020


HR Seeks Articles on Gender & Sexuality in the Holocaust for Special Issue

Deadline: March 1, 2020



Deadline: January 31, 2020


Religion, social commitment, and female agency. Encounters with subalternity and resilience

Deadline: December 1, 2019


“Yet who is the genius?” Women’s Art and Criticism in Postwar Italy 

Deadline: November 30, 2019


Call for Chapters: Collection on “Queer Virginia”

Deadline: November 15, 2019


Special issue on: The importance of diversity in performance enhancement

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Amerasia Journal Special Issue - RETHINKING GENDERED CITIZENSHIP Intimacy, Sovereignty, and Empire

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Essay Collection: The Networks of Non-Elite Women in Early Modern Societies

Deadline: October 31, 2019


Gendered Perspectives in International Development (GPID) Papers: Call for Papers

Deadline: Rolling

Gendered Perspectives in International Development (GPID) Papers: Seeking Reviewers

Deadline: Rolling

Queer Sinofuturisms - A Special Issue of Screen Bodies

Deadline: October 25, 2019

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World"

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Call for Book Proposals for the Real Lives in Global Perspective Series

Deadline: December 15, 2020

BOYHOOD STUDIES - An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: Rolling

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling

A Journal on Black Men: new books available for review list online

Deadline: Rolling

Research in African Literatures: new books available for review list online

Deadline: Rolling

Popular Culture Studies Journal Call For Reviewers

Deadline: Rolling

"Intercultural Conversations"

Deadline: Rolling

Jobs (<1 year), Fellowships, and Consultancies

Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Location: New York
Description: Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is pleased to announce its Fields of the Future Initiative, a funded research fellowship and mentorship program aimed to help promote diversity and inclusion in the advanced study of the material world. As a reflection of the need to explore and expand the sources, techniques, voices, perspectives, and questions of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship, our research fellowship theme for academic year 2020-21 is “How do we know?” How we know is intrinsically related to who “we” are—the varied identities, experiences, training, skills and questions we carry with us into research. Broadening the range of what we know, and our understanding of how we know it, requires new sources and new techniques, but also new voices and new visions. 

 The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award 

Deadline: December 2, 2019
Description: The award supports tenure-track junior faculty as they work toward achieving tenure. Applicants must successfully pass their third-year review no later than January 31, 2020. The program is open to faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences; preference will be given to those working on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. 

 Inequality in America Initiative 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Location: Harvard University

 Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Location: Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse in France
Description: All research interests relevant to the broad study of human behavior are welcome, but interests that complement and / or enhance those already developed at IAST will be given special consideration.

 Sabbatical Research Fellowship for Psychology and/or Sociology

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Location: Institute for Humane Studies in Virginia

 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Deadline: November 6, 2019
Description: RWJF’s Health Policy Fellows program is seeking mid-career professionals from diverse backgrounds such as medicine, research, and academia who want to understand and help influence the policymaking process in Washington, D.C. Selected applicants will spend 12 months in Washington, D.C. working in the legislative and executive branches actively helping shape policy, attending professional development sessions, and networking.

 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Review Begins: November 1, 2019
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington

MADRE Program Associate, VIVA Girls Initiative

Deadline: Rolling
Location: New York
Languages required: English and/or Arabic/Spanish

Jobs (>1 year)

Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor - Niger/Burkina Faso

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Mental Health Psychosocial Support and Gender Based Violence Technician, South Sudan

Deadline: September 9, 2019
Location: South Sudan

Research Group Leader, "Gender (and Intersectionality)"

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Location: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany
Duration: 3 years + potential 3 years

Director, External Engagement, Michigan Women Forward/Museum & Hall of Fame

Deadline: Rolling

The Director, External Engagement, Michigan Women Forward/Museum & Hall of Fame (MWF/MHF), located in Lansing, Michigan, is responsible for stewarding the brand as well as external and internal communications strategies; developing and executing marketing initiatives to increase awareness and financial support of the museum and HERStory programs; serving as a spokesperson and representative for the organization; developing strategic partnerships; managing public affairs, public relations, and overseeing traditional and social media communications.  As a member of the senior management team, this individual participates with the President and CEO, and other senior managers to help chart direction, assure accountability to all constituents, and ensure effective operations.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background and demonstrated passion for women’s history or women’s studies. 

Research Group Leader, "Gender (and Intersectionality)"


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