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KIX - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at School

Opportunity NameCall for proposals: Knowledge and Innovation for Achieving Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at School
AgencyThe International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)
ValueSingle-country grants — $300,000 to $500,000 
Multi-country grants — $800,000 to $1,500,000
Regional/global grants — Up to $2,500,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 13%
DurationSingle-country grants — Up to 24 months 
Multi-country grants — Up to 36 months 
Regional/global grants — Up to 36 months 
Notify SIRI of intent to apply As soon as possible, to 
First draft to SIRI for review 07-14-2023
Full application due to SIRI for full review08-14-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review08-21-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review08-24-2023
Application due at agency 08-28-2023

The call focuses on the creation of: 

  • Inclusive and gender-responsive curriculum, pedagogies and leadership, and 
  • Safe, inclusive and supportive schools for all. 

The aim is to respond to these challenges by doing the following: 

  • Generating evidence about how to scale the impact of innovative approaches that address the challenges of gender equality and social inclusion at school. 
  • Strengthening the capacities of relevant stakeholders to use that knowledge and innovation. 
  • Mobilizing the evidence developed to improve policy and practice in education systems. 


This funding opportunity is open to either individual organizations or consortia of up to three organizations working in Global Partnership for Education partner countries (see Annex A). 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at