Women RISE: Research to support women’s health and economic empowerment for an equitable COVID-19 recovery

This funding opportunity is now available on IDRC’s website.
Concept Note Submission Deadline: April 12, 2022
Full Application Deadline: June 24, 2022

A partnership tool is available to facilitate partnerships between interested researchers, decision-makers and organizations. Please note that completing the partnership tool is voluntary. Its use is not a requirement of the application process and in no way confers any advantages in the assessment or funding of applications.

Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable) is an initiative co-led by the CIHR's Institute of Population & Public Health, Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies, Institute of Infection & Immunity, and the HIV/AIDS and STBBI (Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections) Research Initiative as well as Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

This new global health initiative will support action-oriented research on how women’s health and their work (paid or unpaid) intersect and interact in the context of preparing, responding to and recovering from COVID-19. Women RISE aligns with the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery and includes a funding opportunity that will support research teams with a lead researcher from a low- or middle-income country, a Canada-based researcher, and a decision-maker. The Women RISE-funded research teams will be supported by a Health Policy and Research Organization (HPRO) responsible for facilitating knowledge mobilization, capacity building and networking among the teams.

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