ICRW announces third annual Paula Kantor Award

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on July 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. The 2017 award will be given to a young professional female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls.

The 2017 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research will be conferred to the winner in September at a high-level ICRW event in New York City. Nominations must be made by a third-party.

If you know an outstanding researcher who deserves recognition for her work, please read closely the eligibility and nomination requirements and submit any nominations for the Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research by 11:59 p.m. EST, July 28, 2017.

Dr. Paula Kantor, Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center 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 empower women and girls. She was a prolific researcher who participated in and worked with several initiatives to improve livelihoods for women in conflict-prone and terrorist-affected areas 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 award will be given to a young professional female researcher up to the age of 40 doing field research related to ICRW’s mission.

The 2017 award will again be given as part of ICRW’s annual Champions for Change Award platform, which honors the work of thought-leaders and visionaries. The award will provide the recipient recognition and bring greater visibility to the researcher’s work in the field and to the populations on which they focus. The award will cover cost of travel so that the recipient of the award to have the opportunity 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.

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, business, policy, civil society and research sectors.

Please click here for information on eligibility, the evaluation criteria, and the selection process.

Click here to download the nomination form.

For any queries or further information regarding the award or nominations, please email awards@icrw.org.