Application Process


Application format:

Please address each of the following in your proposal, adhering to the suggested page limits outlined below:

A. Research plan summary with specific aims

  • [Do not exceed 500 words.]
    Please describe your proposed research project, including a description of your aims/objectives, the rationale for your research and the experiments/activities you will conduct to accomplish each aim/objective.

B. Description of why you are qualified to conduct the proposed research and why you should be awarded the funding.

  • [Do not exceed 250 words.]​

C. Description of location and population – include descriptions of:

  • The university setting [Do not exceed 250 words.]
  • The target population [Do not exceed 250 words.]
  • Existing policies or programs on violence prevention on campus [Between 150 and 500 words.]​

D. Research methods

[Do not exceed 500 words.]
Describe the overall approach and practical steps you propose to take to answer your research question(s). Note if you will use qualitative or quantitative (or a mix of both) methods, and if you will collect original data or work with primary or secondary sources. Provide detail on participant recruitment, sampling, the tools and procedures you will use (e.g. surveys, interviews, observations, experiments). Discuss whether or not you foresee any potential obstacles and, if you do, how will you address them?

E. Potential impact of expected results AND Expected contribution(s) to the field

[Do not exceed 250 words.]
Describe the potential implications of the research you have proposed and emphasize what you aim to contribute in terms of making advances in understanding, methods, theory and application. If your research aims to have economic and/or societal impact, describe how your proposed work will contribute to knowledge or skills that benefit individuals, communities, organizations and/or nations.

F. Narrative of roles and responsibilities of each team member

[Do not exceed 500 words.]
Describe the responsibilities and expectations of all key team members to take part in the proposed research, this includes principal investigators, co-investigators, project managers/coordinators, research directors, etc.

G. IRB and ethics approvals plan

[Do not exceed 500 words]
Please describe your timeline for applying for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and ethics approvals. This should include all relevant IRBs – including in the U.S. (if applicable) and international/global institution / national IRBs.

H. Timeline and structure of research plan

[Do not exceed 500 words]
Please state what you intend to accomplish within the proposed timeframe, the feasibility of the study within the available budget and timeline, and the next steps to advance your research.

I. Reference list or bibliography

Include proper citations for every source you have used in your research proposal. Full publication details should be included in the reference list.​

J. Letter of support from mentor at your institution or a WHGE-COE faculty mentor (This is not a part of 6 page limit)

Early career applicants must identify a primary research mentor to provide overall research and/or scholarly career guidance and support. The primary research mentor must be a senior academic or research mentor (i.e., Associate Professor level or higher) with whom the applicant has an established relationship at their institution OR a senior academic/research mentor at one of the 10 UC campuses.

This letter should address the applicant’s research accomplishments, research potential, and likelihood of successfully completing the proposed research on campus violence prevention research. Detail should be provided on how mentorship will be provided, the type and frequency of communication, how the applicant will provide information on progress and how the mentor will provide feedback. Ensure the following information is provided in the letter:

  • Sender's Name
  • Sender's Institution
  • Sender's E-mail
  • Sender's Telephone
  • Sender's Office Address

K. Sender's Office Address​

NIH-style biosketch for each individual with a key role listed in the proposal (This is not part of 6 page limit).

An NIH-style biosketch, not to exceed 5 pages, should be submitted for all key personnel, including principal investigators, co-investigators and other research leads. For instructions on how to format your biosketch, please see the NIH guidelines here. We have provided a biosketch form for you to use (see below), as well as detailed instructions for completing the biosketch (see below). 

L. Budget and justification

Please submit:

  • A detailed budget. We have provided a budget template (see below);
  • A 1 page (do not exceed 500 words) justification of items included in your budget.

Applicants should describe clear and direct use of the funds. Funds can be used for paying project supplies and other project-related expenses (but typically not for equipment). Applicants may request up to USD $50,000 (including any University-based overhead or indirect costs but limited to 10% of total budget). The budget should include funds for the PI to travel to the SVRI Forum satellite workshop in October 2021.

We have a strong preference for budgets staying within country and therefore a preference for proposals that do not devote funds to U.S.-based collaborators. Please draft your budgets accordingly to minimize support to U.S.-based collaborators.

M. Any additional information or circumstances you would like us to consider when reviewing your application.

[Do not exceed 150 words.]


Application language: Submissions will be accepted in both English and Spanish.

Funding decisions: Will be made in May 2020 after a peer review committee composed of researchers, and community and student representative stakeholders with expertise in gender-based violence research or practice. We anticipate funding 3-4 projects.

Start date & IRB approval:  IRB approval should be sought upon notice of award, with expected project start date of 1 June 1 2020. 

The WGHE-COE looks forward to reviewing applications that demonstrate a strong commitment to ending gender-based violence. Proposals led by individuals historically underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce, such as underrepresented gender, sexual, and racial identity, are highly encouraged. Strong proposals will emphasize collaboration with student activist organizations and/or civil society organizations.

For questions or additional information, contact Ms. Claire Amabile (


All materials (including letters of support) must be received by:

  • Tuesday March 31 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • Wednesday April 1 2020 at 1:00 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
  • Wednesday April 1 2020 at 1:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


Submit the following application materials via email, by or before the deadline, to Ms. Claire Amabile at​

  1. Sections A (“Research plan summary with specific aims”) through I (“Reference list or bibliography”) COMBINED INTO ONE SINGLE PDF document.
  2. Biosketch for each individual with a key role in proposal
  1. Budget
    • Please use budget template here.
  2. Budget justification
  3. Letter of support from mentor
    This can be included in your application package or sent directly to by the person writing the letter)
  4. Any additional information (section M)

Global Grant Opportunity: Request for Proposals

Request for proposals for global grants for university campus-based violence prevention research.
Deadline EXTENDED: Tuesday March 31 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Global Campus Prevention Initiative Brief

Partnering with African universities to prevent campus-based sexual assault and intimate partner violence