The Robert Bosch Stiftung has launched a open call to support “Reducing Inequalities Through Intersec­tional Practice” Program to projects from a broad range of contexts that engage with differing dimensions of inequalities.


Projects should demonstrate the relevance of intersectional approaches and present practical methods and tools for their wider application. Because climate change, migration, peace and technological change are of special interest to the Foundation, proposals that target inequalities related to these themes are welcome.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung wants to learn with and from partner organizations that bring hands-on experience with applying intersectional approaches to challenge inequalities.
Project Focus
Projects supported through the Program are expected to shed light on the four learning domains which have been identified as central to demonstrating the relevance of intersectional approaches to reducing inequalities. Projects should engage with at least two of the following learning domains:
  • Application of Intersectional Approaches How are intersectional approaches being used to understand and tackle systemic inequality? What does this look like in practice?
  • Value and Impact of Intersectional Approaches What is transformative about using an intersectional perspective to challenge inequalities? How does adopting an intersectional approach lead to greater success in challenging inequalities? What kinds of evidence effectively conveys the unique contribution and impact of intersectional approaches?
  • Proliferating Intersectional Approaches How can policy and practice better account for the complex contextual realities and interactions between intersecting inequalities? What are the barriers and opportunities for taking intersectional approaches forward? What is needed in order to further embed an intersectional approach in efforts to challenge inequalities at different scales? How can the wider application of practical methods and tools enable intersectional approaches to be replicated and expanded?
  • Supporting Intersectional Approaches What forms of support would be most valuable to initiatives embracing or wanting to apply intersectional approaches?
The Program is open to projects from a broad range of contexts that engage with differing dimensions of inequalities. Projects should demonstrate the relevance of intersectional approaches and present practical methods and tools for their wider application. Because climate change, migration, peace and technological change are of interest to the Foundation, proposals that target inequalities related to these themes are welcome. However, projects that engage with other areas are absolutely encouraged, and they will not be disadvantaged if they have no link with the aforementioned themes.
Funding Information
  • Due to the limited funds available, budgets are generally expected to range from €25,000 to €60,000. However, projects with nominally higher budgets will also be considered, taking into account the complexity of the project, context and other factors.
  • Project budgets can be allocated towards:
  • Activities that correspond to the main objectives of the Support Program, e.g. for learning and reflecting on intersectional practice and for producing associated outputs
  • Activities that constitute the ongoing intersectional practice of the organization
  • Overhead, which cannot exceed 20% of the project budget
Project activities may have commenced before the application period, however project funds can only be used for activity expenses which take place during the project period. Projects must be completed within one year of funds being awarded. There are no co-funding requirements.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be a registered organization, with the ability to demonstrate the charitable aims of the project.
  • Applicants may be based anywhere in the world; there is no geographic limitation.
  • Applicants must have a robust engagement with intersectional approaches to reducing inequalities demonstrated by a strong grasp of the core tenets of intersectionality and at least three years of translating intersectional approaches into practice. Priority will be given to initiatives formed and led by persons from communities who experience intersecting inequalities.
Criteria
Ideally, a project will exhibit the following characteristics:
  • Prioritizes the voice and active participation of individuals who experience intersecting inequalities
  • Indicates how intersectional work has led or is leading to a reduction in inequalities
  • Provides a replicable model or approach with potential for wider application
  • Conveys an orientation towards learning and reflection, and to sharing this knowledge with others through wider stakeholder engagement
  • Produces a creative and engaging output with potential to inspire others
  • Identifies wider audiences to which it will convey its methods and approaches
  • Draws on organizational capacity and reach in influencing key actors or processes
One aim of the Program is to bring different groups into contact with each other in order to further enhance the potential for learning, understanding and networking. Along with the quality of individual projects, an additional consideration in selecting projects is the desire to bring together a combination of partners that offer different approaches, experiences and perspectives in addressing inequalities through intersectional practice. It is anticipated that approximately 10 projects will be selected overall.
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Name of the Organisation
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Location
India
Grant Amount
Euro 60,000
Closing date of Proposal
Friday, 14 August, 2020
RFP Email
https://www.bosch-stiftung.de/en/project/support-program-reducing-inequalities-through-intersectional-practice/open-call
RFP URL
https://www.bosch-stiftung.de/en/project/support-program-reducing-inequalities-through-intersectional-practice/open-call
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