International Women’s Day: A Special Edition of #FundingFriday

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday marks International Women’s Day by highlighting new funding opportunities supporting women’s issues around the world in the fields of medicine, politics, business and more.

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Strengthening Women’s Voices in Politics

  • Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kenya
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2019
  • This project will use a combination of training, outreach, and mentoring to strengthen women’s voices in the public sphere leading up to the 2022 Kenyan presidential elections.  More specifically, the project will build networks of successful men and women to support women leaders, identify and address gaps in communication and leadership skills among women leaders through training and mentoring, and create opportunities for women to participate fully as equal influencers in public debate on the issues of concern leading to the 2022 national elections.  The project will target female leaders in politics, business, technology, academia, civil society, and media.

Women’s Business Center – Initial Phase Grant

  • Small Business Administration
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 28, 2019
  • The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide funding for one (1) non-profit organization that will provide services to the state of Idaho to start a new, community-based Women’s Business Center (WBC).

Collaborative Case Work with Women (CCW-W)

  • Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 14, 2019 
  • The CCW-W program is an intensive, individualized case work process for justice-involved women with multiple and complex needs. During the case work process an emphasis is placed on assisting her to mobilize existing strengths, build new skills and, to connect with resources that provide advocacy, awareness, treatment, and any other relevant services.

[Forecast] Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH); K12 Clinical Trial Optional

  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
  • Estimated Application Due Date: May 31, 2019
  • The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) plans to re-issue RFA-OD-15-001, a funding opportunity announcement for institutional career development award (K12) applications for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs, hereafter termed “Programs”. Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to the health of women and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a biological variable on health and disease (NOT-OD-15-102).

DRL Women’s Workforce Participation Program

  • Department of State, Office of Acquisitions Management
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 23, 2019
  • The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects to promote international labor standards and women’s right to equal, safe, and full participation in the workforce.

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