The Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in the fields of gender and women’s and girls’ empowerment. This award will be presented to a young female researcher who is a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa and is conducting research in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to the evidence base supporting policies and programs that build gender equity.
Criteria for eligibility for the 2016 award
- The award is open to women researchers under the age of 40 who are citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa;
- The research or body of work should take place in sub-Saharan Africa, with a primary focus on women's and girls’ empowerment;
- The social sciences research should contribute to filling gaps in evidence, which are important to understanding the best solutions for improving the lives of women and girls. The research methodology may utilize quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods;
- Outcomes of the research should have been shared with the research community, and/or with relevant stakeholders with respect to the nominees’ work; and
- Findings should have been disseminated through relevant reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, multi-media campaigns or similar communications channels. Co-authored publications or joint dissemination activities are also permissible.
Nominations must be made by a third-party. Researchers cannot nominate themselves; The deadline for nominations is midnight EST, Friday, October 14, 2016.