Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Status of Women Canada (SWC), has a requirement to procure research and studies that address gender equality (GE) and gender-based violence (GBV). Evidence-based policy and programs that advance GE and address GBV are driven by research comprised of high-quality data and strong analysis. While important work has been done to advance knowledge on GBV and GE in Canada, there remain important knowledge gaps. SWC is, therefore, seeking proposals for knowledge synthesis and/or research related to gender equality (GE) or gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada.


The intent is to accept proposals in two research areas:

1) GBV in Canada, including, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Prevention of GBV
  • Supports to Survivors and Families
  • Promotion of Responsive Justice Systems

2) GE in Canada, limited to the following themes:

  • Economic participation and prosperity
  • Leadership and democratic participation
  • Education and skills development
  • Poverty reduction, health and well-being
  • Access to justice

SWC also has special interest in Indigenous-led and/or co-created research related to the above research areas that meets needs identified by Indigenous communities.

Funding Available

The maximum Project Funding is up to $1,000,000.00, applicable taxes included, per contract. All work is to be completed within 24 months from the date of contract award with two option periods of one year each.

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form February 11, 2019
Submission to Sponsor February 18, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.