Frequently Asked Questions

Improving Outcomes for Women-led Clean Energy Enterprises Through Applied Research

Our organization is not headquartered in LAC or Sub-Saharan Africa. Am I eligible? 

Yes, if your organization has staff or chapters based in these regions that can receive and execute the funding and conduct and implement research activities OR partner with another organization based in the regions and place them as a lead organization.


We are an organization/individual based in the LAC/SSA region, but our partner organization/individual is not. Are we eligible for the grant? 

Depends. The lead practitioner and researcher organizations must be based in the LAC/SSA region. However, other collaborating organizations do not have to. The partnership does not have to be 1:1 between one practitioner and one  researcher organization.


Are we eligible for the grant if we propose to conduct research in a country in LAC or SSA where we are not based? 

Yes, as long as you have local staff or chapters based in LAC or SSA. However, your proposal needs to demonstrate whether you or your partners have the capacity to implement the proposed research.


I have a practitioner partner for the grant proposal. Can I still participate in the matchmaking workshop? 

Yes, you can, but you may not be prioritized when there is limited space for a matchmaking workshop.


When do we receive the funding if selected? 

50% of funding will be upfront after the contracting process is finalized, with the remaining 50% to be reimbursed upon the completion of research deliverables as well as financial and narrative reports. The last tranche of disbursement shall depend on the final financial report.


Who counts as a researcher?

Researchers provide expertise and the ability to apply rigorous methodologies to answer pertinent research questions. You are affiliated with academic or non-academic research institutions, whether your engagement is full-time or part-time. Non-academic research institutions with in-house researchers can also qualify as researchers if your expertise lies in research methodology and consultation. You do not need to have a doctoral degree at the time of application, but your research qualifications and experience will be taken into account in the selection process.


Who counts as a practitioner? 

Practitioners allow for the study of real-life interventions to support women in clean energy, including the ability to test various program designs or gather data from women entrepreneurs, employees, or consumers. Your core work centers around working with the population that you serve. For instance, you may directly provide services and support to entrepreneurs, employees in the private sector, or consumers.