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Mat Wright

The British Council invites applications for the Going Global Partnerships Gender Equality Fund. The aim of this fund is to help progress gender equality within higher and further education, and to build on the potential of sector to influence wider society.

The fund will prioritise partnerships that focus on one or more of the following themes: 

  • Prevention of violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on higher and further education institutions as safe spaces for women 
  • Addressing women’s underrepresentation in higher and further education leadership 
  • Tackling subject segregation, particularly in STEM disciplines and careers. 

 Awards will support partnerships between eligible UK higher and further education institutions and partner institutions in one or more participating countries - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Peru and Vietnam. See full eligibility criteria in the documents below.

We expect to support 6 projects of between £20,000 and £25,000 in value each for a 12-month period, starting from April 2022. Proposals should be designed by the Lead Applicant in the partner country, with the support of the UK partner organisation.  

Find out more and apply

Please download and review all of the documents from the downloads section below. Applicants must submit a completed application form and supporting documents by email to by the deadline 27 January 2022, 23:59 UK time.

All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to

About Going Global Partnerships

Going Global Partnerships connects universities, colleges, education policymakers and other partners in the UK and around the world. The programme offers you vital international opportunities - the chance to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to access grant funding for collaborative partnerships and more. Find out more and apply now for our funding calls and opportunities.