Research Opportunities 2019

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. Applications for grants will open in Fall 2020. 

Grant cycle 2019

 

SWGI Faculty Grants

The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative provides 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.

Grantees of this cycle are:

  • Dr. Fozia Parveen, Centre for Water Informatics &Technology – will be focusing on women in the waste scavenging community in Lahore
  • Dr. Zubair Abbasi, Associate Professor, Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law – will explore legal principles for the recognition of women’s contribution (paid and unpaid) within the institution of family for the promotion of gender equality under Muslim family law
  • Dr. Maryam Mustafa, Assistant Professor, Department Of Computer Science – will focus on understanding the use of and barriers to use of YouTube among low-literate, low-income women in Punjab

 

SWGI Grants for Seniors at LUMS

The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative offers 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 are welcomed to apply. This semester we have funded six senior research projects.

Grantees of this cycle are:

  • Ayesha Siddique – researching on acid violence in Pakistan
  • Eesha Khan and Abdul Wahab Niaz – Mapping Gender: A Study of Custody Cases in the Family Court of Lahore 
  • Fatima Jawad and Amna Zulqadar – Redefining Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan
  • Rumassah Anjum Chohan – research on how women workers allocate time between competing uses
  • Sara Raza, Arslan Goraya, Muhammad Usman Tariq – research on the inherent institutional imbalance in the field of law against working mothers
  • Sharmeen Azeem – Gender and Pakistani Police: Thana culture and Career Progression of Police Women