The United Nations China Gender Fund for Research and Advocacy (CGF) announces its 9th Call for Proposals, seeking proposals nationwide. The 9th Call for Proposals focus on the following four themes:
• New ICT and Gender Equality;
• Gender Equality in China's Development Cooperation (Fund needs to be used in China);
• Gender-perspectives in Social Development Work by Philanthropical Foundations and CSOs; and
• Gender-Based Violence (including migrant rights, human trafficking and other marginalized groups)
Excellent proposals that do not address one of the above themes are also eligible for funding.
Size of the fund
The recommended grant size for proposals is up to US$50,000. The exact size of the grant awarded for each project will be assessed and decided based on the capacity of the grantee and exact activities planned under each project. Grantees are encouraged to use matching funds or funding from other sources, as long as this extra funding is specifically used for the CGF project. The UN official exchange rate between US dollar and Chinese RMB on the day the contract is awarded will be applied in the calculation of actual amount of the grant. This Call will fund 8 grant support projects (providing both funding and technical support) and 2 technical support projects (providing only technical assistance and providing no fund).
Who can apply?
Chinese government agencies, research institutions, and other civil society organizations are all welcomed to submit applications for CGF funds. Only Chinese organizations registered in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau are eligible to apply and all activities planned must take place in the People’s Republic of China. Proposals submitted by individuals or by organizations without legal status will not be accepted.
Applicants are encouraged to partner with other national institutions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Proposals that demonstrate clear and strong partnerships, especially with CSOs, will receive preferential treatment in the selection process. Involvement of both men and women in the project team is encouraged.
NGO-like commercial organizations registered under the Bureau of Industry and Commerce are eligible to apply to the CGF, subject to approval by the selection committee on a case-by-case basis.
How to submit proposals?
All applicants are requested to fill in the application form and budget, downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/procurement . There will be two rounds of selection process. The proposals will be submitted in Chinese for the first round of selection. If a proposal passes the first round of selection, the applicant will be contacted to submit the English version of their proposal for final selection. Applicants are expected to submit their proposals to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 23:59 pm, 2 July 2019. Upon receipt of the proposals, UN Women will send an email acknowledging receipt to every applicant.
If you have any further questions, please contact UN Women China Office at 85325538 ext. 619, and email@example.com.