Champions for Change

Created in 2006, the Champions for Change Awards celebrates the possibilities of a gender equitable world and honors the leaders and visionaries who are helping to make that world a reality.  ICRW has conferred its prestigious Champions for Change Awards on women and men who demonstrate remarkable leadership in promoting the rights and well-being of women and girls.


Each year, ICRW also bestows two endowed awards that allow researchers to continue their critical work related to gender equality, social inclusion and poverty reduction.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award provides a $10,000 grant to help support a first generation doctoral student as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor.

The Paula Kantor Award is given to a young professional female researcher doing field research related to ICRW’s mission, along with a US$2,500 cash prize.