Grant Opportunities - Year 2018

In line with its mission, the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative seeks to promote engagements that attend to the shifting and contested meanings of gender across different contexts. In addition to hosting events and facilitating online conversations, the Initiative seeks to promote faculty and student research.

Grants for Faculty

The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative will provide grants to faculty for the pursuit of creative and interdisciplinary research and projects relating to gender in Pakistan. In line with our mission and philosophy, the Initiative seeks to promote approaches that attend to the shifting and contested meanings of gender across different contexts.

The Initiative will provide funds to cover expenses such as:

  • Travel money to conduct research (e.g. a series of pilot interviews in preparation for a case study and/or a project)
  • Funds to involve a student research assistant
  • Funds to host an event or small conference

A maximum of 150,000 PKR can be applied for (smaller requests are welcome) and applications are expected by October 15, 2019.

For other details and the application form:

Grants for Seniors at LUMS

The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative is offering small grants for student led research projects and senior projects that focus on, or use gender as a major analytical tool in their work. Undergraduate students from all departments/schools at LUMS can apply. Funds will be decided after careful evaluation of the research proposal by the Initiative’s steering committee, and are limited to 25,000 PKR. Grantees may be asked to present their work for the Initiative.

Interested students have to submit a brief proposal (300-400 words), outlining their project, budget plan, and research methodology – foregrounding the way(s) in which gender analysis is important to their inquiry. All proposals must be sent as attachments to by the 15 October, 2019. Address any queries or concerns to:

Deadline: 15 October, 2019

Previous Grantees, 2018

  • Women in prisons – Aleena Shafique and Alina Noor Pasha
  • “Langhot mai hee taqat hai” – embodiment of masculinities among the Muslim pehlwans of Lahore – Awais Khalid
  • In search of sukoon: mapping the everyday at Bibi Pak Daman – Fatima Mohsin
  • Women and women’s Urdu magazines – Keshaf
  • Women involvement in the Peasant Movement of Okara – Maria Nazar and Ramsha Ijaz
  • Lady health Workers and family planning – Maryam Mansoor
  • Creating space in the everyday: stories of female community leaders of Mozang – Umaima Mairaj