ICRW accepting nominations for 2023 Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting nominations for researchers from low- and middle-income countries for the 2023 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, which honors the legacy of a visionary leader whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world.

Dr. Wunpiuni Mohammed, 2022 Paula Kantor Award Winner.

Dr. Paula Kantor, Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and former Senior Rural Development Specialist at ICRW died in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015.

Dr. Kantor was a leading expert on gender issues and international development, with nearly 20 years of experience in executing policy research and programmatic work related to integrating gender into agriculture and rural development. Dr. Kantor’s work was largely driven by her desire and passion to improve lives in low- or middle-income countries, especially those of women and girls. She was a prolific researcher who participated in and worked with several initiatives to better the lives and improve livelihoods for women in conflict-prone and terrorist-affected areas. She worked across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

In the spirit of Paula’s legacy of supporting applied research to advance the economic and social well-being of women in low-income and otherwise marginalized communities worldwide, this annual award is given to a young professional female researcher from a low- or middle-income country doing field research related to ICRW’s mission, along with a US$2,500 monetary award.

The recipient of the award will also have the ability to present in front of an esteemed global audience, comprising those in the development, business, NGO, and government sectors — and will receive opportunities to promote their research on www.icrw.org and across our social media channels.

The selection jury for the Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research will be made up of distinguished professionals in the development, gender, academic, policy, and research sectors.

Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 16, 2023.

For more information on eligibility criteria and FAQs, click here. To access the nomination form, click here. For any remaining questions, please contact [email protected].


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