13.08.2020 –O template do Relatório Financeiro está disponível aqui (download).
01.07.2020 - Foram selecionados 16 projetos para financiamento no
âmbito das candidaturas ao apoio “GENDER RESEARCH 4 COVID-19”. Lista
22.05.2020 – Esclarecimento sobre o apoio especial a projetos de investigação e iniciativas “GenderResearch for Covid-19” - No âmbito deste apoio especial, e tal como foi seguido no apoio especial “Resarch4Covid-19”, cada investigador apenas poderá apresentar uma única proposta como coordenador de projeto, tendo em conta as características desta iniciativa e a necessidade de assegurar os objetivos e resultados propostos num tempo curto.
Taking into account the current outbreak of coronavirus and COVID-19 and the situation of increasing uncertainty and social alarm in people, but also in the existing scientific and technological capacity in Portugal, the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), in articulation with the Secretaria de Estado para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género (SECI) and with the support of the Comissão para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género (CIG), assigns a special support, “GENDER RESEARCH 4 COVID 19”, to projects and initiatives which enable the production and dissemination of knowledge on gender impacts of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the disclosure of contingency plans and measures adopted in order to contain it and resolve it.
Projects must include, mandatorily, a strategy for the dissemination and communication of results.
Each historical moment of crisis, whether environmental, health or economic and financial, and each system of gender social relations, impose specific demands to women and men. No crisis is neutral from the point of view of gender, causing different impacts during and after the time of its occurrence. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the demands faced by women and men by the contextualized configurations of gender regimes and by the demands and ways of reacting to the crisis. One of the fundamental dimensions to be considered is the division of public and private sphere, the production and reproduction between women and men, and this is a crisis that places CARE at the centre of health, political, economic and financial concerns. Women are at the front line of the response to the pandemic, as professionals of health, social support, cleaning, and as scientists and researchers and as mobilizers; also while working mothers, they are particularly affected by the demands of reconciling towards care and support for children whose schools and day care centres have closed.
Another level of impact of the pandemic crisis will be on the economy and on the functioning of the labour market, with differing effects expected on women in terms of employment, unemployment and working conditions, exacerbated by the strong sexual segregation of jobs and sectors of activity. Finally, times of crisis are generally associated with an increase in violence against women and domestic violence, with the increased risk of violence very much associated with the situation of uncertainty and confinement in which families find themselves and the difficulty to access formal and informal networks for support.
This is a challenging moment, questioning the role to carry out by the State, by the market and by the families in the current social welfare and production regimes, but where the profound gender asymmetries in an economy and society leaving care in a devaluation position (when practiced in the formal economy) and invisibility (when exercised at home and family). Alerts for the impacts on gender inequality of the current pandemic situation come from the academy and international bodies such as the United Nations or the European Institute for Gender Equality.
Studies produced in the framework of this support should contribute to the production of knowledge upon these different impacts, the constraints raised upon social gender relations in the individual, family, economic and health reaction to the pandemic, and future effects, and also to contribute to the presentation of response and intervention instruments.
The proposed projects should contribute to the production of knowledge on gender impacts and analyse the weight that social gender relations and the inequalities that imply on women have in the life experience of the crisis, in the solutions activated as a reaction and in the future effects.
Projects can be classified under one of the following lines of R&D, including the dissemination and communication of project results:
Line 1 - Gender and labour market during and in the post-crisis period
Objective 1. Employment, unemployment and precarious work conditions
Objective 2. Changes of work organization conditions
Objective 3. Health, social support, cleaning: women at the front line
Line 2 - COVID-19, daily life, stereotypes and gender roles
Objective 1. Gender stereotypes, risk behaviours, health and pandemic
Objective 2. Provision of informal care, performance of household chores and family life in times of pandemic
Line 3 - Covid-19 and violence against women and domestic
Objective 1. Patterns and dynamics of violence in situation of crisis
Objective 2. COVID-19 and State and society responses to violence against women and domestic violence
Objective 3. Tools and instruments for preventing, response, and combat violence in crises and disasters contexts
Two types of projects are eligible, which must include obligatorily the dissemination and communication of results.
Type 1 - Rapid implementation projects (maximum 4 months of development time)
Maximum fund per project: 20,000 euros
These projects should complement ongoing initiatives and reorient existing teams to analyse the immediate impacts during the period of the COVID-19 crisis, namely through surveys and treatment of secondary data using official sources of information. Sampling techniques, preferably random, should be adopted and not for convenience, which ensure statistical representativeness. Proposals must include innovative, focused and feasible ideas, with concrete results, arising from the analysis of the Portuguese reality.
These projects must mandatorily produce results, of at least two types, with the purpose of dissemination and communication, such as:
Type 2 - Longitudinal analysis projects (maximum 10 months of development time)
Maximum fund per project: 40,000 euros
These projects should describe and analyse the evolution of the crisis effects during and in the post-pandemic period. Sampling techniques, preferably random and not for convenience, should be adopted, which ensure statistical representativeness. The proposals should include innovative, focused and feasible ideas, with concrete results, arising from the analysis of the Portuguese reality.
Projects must mandatorily produce results of at least three types to be disseminated and communicated, such as:
Higher education institutions and their institutes, State Laboratories and other public research institutions, scientific societies or non-profit scientific associations, public or private non-profit institutions, can apply on in an individual basis or in partnership.
Proposals must be submitted in Portuguese or English, in a form provided, which can be accessed here.
Additional information can be obtained by e-mail: GenderResearch4Covid@fct.pt
The submission of proposals will take place between May 15 and 17:00 Lisbon time on June 2, 2020.
The evaluation of R&D proposals will be made by a committee that will integrate experts appointed by the FCT and the CIG and the selection criterion will be based on the scientific quality of the project and the feasibility of its implementation and the proposed results and its dissemination and implementation plan.
The evaluations will be presented to the President of FCT, who will take the final decision.
The results of the proposals evaluation will be disseminated until 30 June.
|Fernanda Henriques (Coordinator)||Ana Sofia Neves|
|Anália Torres||Catarina Sales Oliveira|
|Cristina Maria Coimbra Vieira||Gina Gaio Santos|
|Helena Costa Gomes de Araújo||Jessica Falconi|
|João Miguel Trancoso Lopes||Jose Manuel Soares Martins|
|José Manuel Vieira Soares de Resende||Luísa Saavedra|
|Madalena Duarte||Manuel Gaspar da Silva Lisboa|
|Margarida Gaspar de Matos||Margarida Maria de Araujo Abreu Vale|
|Maria João Silveirinha||Maria José de Sousa Magalhães|
|Maria Manuela Pedro Veríssimo||Maria Teresa Geraldo Carvalho|
|Patrícia Santos Pedrosa||Sandra Saleiro|
|Sara Falcão Casaca||Teresa Joaquim|
|Virgínia do Carmo Ferreira|
In view of the urgency, rapid implementation projects will be supported, with a maximum of 4 months or 10 months of development time, and with the maximum funding limit for each project of 20,000 euros or 40,000 euros, respectively for each of the durations.
For this application, it is foreseen a total budget allocation of EUR 500,000. Approved projects will be funded with national funds through the FCT budget.
The supports to be granted are funded under the Special Support Regulation, published in the Diário da República through Notice no. 11367/2010, of June 8th.