Funding opportunity available for campus-based violence prevention research

November 30, 2017

The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise (COE) will fund up to five $25,000 projects focused on international university campus-based violence prevention research.

“Sexual assault and intimate partner violence are pervasive problems on college and university campuses worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time as college/university students in the US,” said COE Deputy Director Jennifer Wagman, PhD, MHS.

The COE’s signature research project addresses this issue by supporting work to strengthen the prevention and response to campus-based violence across the University of California and a network of international university partners.

According to Wagman, multiple approaches will be used to evaluate and improve violence prevention and education program infrastructures, identify prevalence of sexual and intimate-partner violence overall and within key populations, and assess the impact and improve the quality of existing services for survivors of violence. The COE aims to build an evidence-base for campus violence-prevention programs and policies that can be replicated and taken to scale in the US and internationally.

The current funding opportunity is a call to action for university partners working in or with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. This funding opportunity is open to LMIC university partners only. US-based researchers collaborating with LMIC university partners are also eligible. 

About the Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment COE

The Center of Expertise on Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment envisions a world in which equitable gender norms lead to healthy and empowered women — including University of California students. The COE promotes research, education and community engagement both globally and locally to reduce gender and health inequities.