Graduate Women International (GWI) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Bina Roy Partners in Development (BRPID) programme. GWI is maintaining the competitive framework used in the last round. Projects must once again meet specific, time-bound, measurable outcomes. As in the previous round, all projects must align with the mission of GWI that promotes the right to quality and safe lifelong education for girls and women at all levels; for the advancement of the status of girls and women; and the enablement of women and girls to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in all forms of public and private life.

The 2019 BRPID grants will range from CHF 1,000 to 2,000 and will cover a twelve-month period beginning June 2019. The amount of funding applied for should not exceed these amounts. The GWI Projects Committee will closely monitor the projects selected and will offer any assistance requested by NFAs. Grants will be paid in two instalments, the first payment of 60% upon approval of the application and the second payment of 40% upon submission of a mid-term report including preliminary outcomes. When considering a possible project, please give some thought to whether the project is adaptable and easily replicated.

We aim to strengthen the national and international aspect of BRPID projects and we encourage you to review the current BRPID projects to explore whether these projects can be scaled up to include additional sites or to consider whether a BRPID project from other NFA can be adapted to your own country setting. Please note that this is a criterion for eligibility with the goal to increase the impact and global reach of BRPID projects.

Eligibility criteria

  • GWI National Federations and Associations (NFAs) from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of less than US$12,616 may apply.
  • Only one application may be submitted per NFA.
  • NFAs must be up to date with their GWI dues.
  • NFAs that received BRPID funding for 2018 should indicate if they intend to scale up their current project in the next round.
  • Proposals must be for new projects or, preferably, new components/extensions of an existing project related to the GWI mission, namely empowerment of women through access to quality education and training up to the highest levels.
  • Funding will not be given to continuing projects for identical, previously funded activities as projects should be self-sustaining.
  • Projects that are being carried out in collaboration with another NGO(s) or other collaborating partners may be submitted, but the proposal must demonstrate that the collaborating partner(s) is/are contributing funding at least equal to the amount requested from the BRPID fund.
  • Funding is for a project with a maximum duration of twelve months and all funds must be used within this period. Any unused part of the grant must be repaid. Awards will not be given for professional salaries, gifts or honoraria to staff/NFA members/ volunteers/ other beneficiaries of the project or for utilities and rental of office space.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2019. Thank you for understanding that no late applications will be considered.

Funding will be given for a 12-month period starting in June 2019. Applicants must use the attached form and answer all questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The form should be sent to
For questions and further information, please contact Clémence Mathiaud:
The Circular Calling for 2019 BRPID applications can be downloaded from the GWI website HERE.
The application for can also be downloaded from the GWI website HERE.

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