Bursaries are an important mechanism for the SVRI to ensure justice, and foster equity, diversity and inclusion at the Forum. Bursary applications are not yet open.
Funding for bursaries depends on our ability to secure the necessary funding, and more news on available bursaries will be shared in 2024.
SVRI Forum Young Professionals Programme
The SVRI Forum Young Professionals Programme aims to equip the next generation of researchers and practitioners to undertake high quality research and programming on violence against women and violence against children. The Programme provides new and emerging researchers from low- and middle-income countries with feedback on their conference presentations prior to the Forum by pairing them with a more experienced researcher/practitioner as a mentor.
“The growth from discussions with my mentor was immense. I really learnt a lot on how to present information in a comprehensible way.”
~ SVRI Forum 2022 Young Professionals Programme Bursary Recipient
VAW and VAC Open Bursaries
Full or partial bursaries may also become available. Open Bursaries are highly competitive and priority is given to people from low and middle income countries who had their abstracts accepted for presentation at the Forum. Applications will be open to people working on violence against women, violence against children, and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality.
“I received a full bursary to attend the SVRI Forum 2022 to present my PhD research; complemented with an additional bursary for someone to accompany me… SVRI 2019 was accessible, but the 2022 Forum takes the cake. Which conference provides a wheelchair service?! …This enabled me to experience the full benefit of the conference. What an amazing act of inclusion!”
~ SVRI Forum 2022 Bursary Recipient