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Call for Care Research Grant

The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut is excited to announce the Call for Care Research Grant, an opportunity for scholars, researchers, and advocates to engage in practical research on care work focused on the MENA region. This initiative aims to shed light on the often-overlooked aspects of care work, including both paid and unpaid activities, and its profound impact on societies.

What is care work?
Care work encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, both paid and unpaid, that are essential for the well-being, nurturing, and support of individuals and communities. This multifaceted domain includes tending to children, older persons, persons with disabilities, and other care receivers, indirect care activities such as cooking, and cleaning, as well as roles within healthcare, education, and social services. It underpins the fabric of societies, shaping health, education, social welfare, economic development, and contributing to the well-being of all persons. However, care work is often undervalued, disproportionately placed on women, and frequently overlooked in research and policy discussions.

Why are we launching this call?
In recognizing the significance of care work, this grant aims to promote comprehensive exploration of this critical field. Our mission is to highlight care work, fostering innovative research that addresses its obstacles and opportunities for its recognition, reduction, redistribution, reward and representation. By addressing the critical aspects of care work, as well as the needs and priorities of care givers and receivers, we aim to advance knowledge, promote equality, and contribute to meaningful change in the MENA region and beyond.



Important Dates:

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further discussion and for submission of a budget. For submission guidelines and further details, please contact us at

Link to the Arabic version of the application

Link to the English version if the application

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