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UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the University of Namur (UNamur), Belgium, is organizing a project focusing on core issues in gender and development. The project aims to generate high-quality, high-impact research by engaging academics, researchers, and policy-makers.

While substantial progress toward gender equality and women’s empowerment has occurred over the past decades, key gaps, both in opportunity and capability, persist between males and females across various domains in all countries. Development economics continues to struggle with putting an effective gender dimension into analytical frameworks and national policy. The evidence base on gender equity in the broader concern of inclusion is still not sufficient for policy. The project aims to help fill this gap.


UNU-WIDER and UNamur invite proposals for papers exploring various themes related to gender and development. Submissions using different analytical methods such as quantitative and qualitative empirical methods, mixed methods, historical analyses, experiments, and theoretical analyses are welcome. The aim is that these papers will culminate in articles for a special issue of a journal or chapters in a book volume with a reputable publishing house.

Some examples of potential topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Barriers preventing women from seizing new opportunities (education, employment, etc.)
  • Women’s instrumentalization in situations of conflicts
  • Gender wage differentials: historical trends in developing countries
  • Women’s status and its transformation under migration
  • Determinants of women’s bargaining power

Proposals from individuals (or groups of individuals) as well as non-profit organizations/universities are welcome. Applications from suitably qualified early-career researchers, women, and developing country nationals are particularly encouraged.

See full request here.

Full call for papers

Call-for-papers-Gender-and-development-2015.pdf Call for papers – Gender and development.pdf (677.9 kilobytes)



Deadline for call for paper submission is 15 July 2015 23:59 EET.

Click the correct link below to start the submission process.

Individuals – Apply here Groups – Apply here Non-profit organizations – Apply here
This submission page is for individual researchers. If accepted, the individual will sign a consultant contract with UNU-WIDER in order to receive his/her honorarium. This submission page is for research groups, where, if the group proposal is accepted, each individual in the group will sign a personal consultant contract with UNU-WIDER in order to receive their honorarium. The honorarium will be equally divided across group members unless UNU-WIDER is informed otherwise. This submission page is for universities and other non-profit organizations. If the proposal is accepted, an institutional contract (one contract per proposal) will be signed with UNU-WIDER and the institution will receive the honorarium.


The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures and deadlines.

Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

GSK Future Leaders Programme on Health

Health Outcomes

Show the value of medicines and lead the way in making them accessible to patients. For analytical thinkers who enjoy working with others across diverse functional areas.

What’s this area all about?

Health Outcomes aims to secure patient access to GSK’s medicines by demonstrating their economic and clinical value. In the face of limited healthcare budgets, countries must decide which medicines are good value for money for the population, and therefore, which medicines to invest in. The Health Outcomes team in the UK seeks to inform these decisions by generating and presenting clinical and economic evidence to support national and local market access of GSK medicines for patients. The Health Outcomes team works with a range of functions across the business (clinical, economics, government affairs, and the marketing team) in order to ensure that the value of GSK’s medicines is effectively communicated to key external stakeholders.

What will I learn?

We aim to turn graduates into Health Outcomes experts who can lead the way in giving patients access to medicines. You’ll follow a structured development programme tailored to your interests, which incorporates business leadership and technical training to support the development of your analytic and reasoning skills in a commercial environment. You can gain experience in health economics and data analysis as well as the interpretation of clinical data. You’ll also gain an increased understanding of how changes in healthcare and policy are shaping the ways in which we inform key customers in the NHS. You’ll have the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops and could also further your development through a professional/academic qualification.

How will it help my career prospects?

Health Outcomes is a rapidly growing specialist area within both the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare as a whole. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained broad experience as a Health Outcomes professional who can lead patient access to GSK medicines. Future career prospects within this area and the broader organisation are excellent, and the skill set you’ll gain is in high demand.

Where can I work?

Our Health Outcomes Future Leaders Programme is available in the United Kingdom. We’re a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.

What’s expected of me?

We’ll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you’ll need to build working relationships with people across the organisation. In addition, you’ll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts. We’ll also look to you to help research and source this information. Not least, we want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.

What do I need to succeed?

You’ll need a degree in economics, statistics, biomedical science, pharmacy/pharmacology or biological sciences. Add to this ambition, a genuine interest in Health Outcomes and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.