GBV Science Fair

During 2015 - 2016, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative  and the Global Women’s Institute partnered to promote safe and ethical Gender-Based Violence research.  The GBV Science Fair offered opportunities for research to reach a global audience and the potential to win prizes.

Researchers were asked to create a short video abstract about their research during or after the SVRI Forum. Some examples given to researchers of video abstracts can be viewed here.

The best three video abstracts that met the judging criteria were selected by a panel of experts in the field of Gender Based Violence. The first place winner received free registration to the SVRI Forum 2017 and free lodging for the duration of the event. The second and third place winners received free registration to the 2017 SVRI Forum. 

Judging criteria:

  • Innovation – Does the research help to significantly advance the discipline (e.g., technically, theoretically, methodologically)? Does it touch upon an area of research or population that has not been previously explored and documented?  Does the research open a new area of understanding related to GBV? Would funding this researcher(s) advance research from historically underfunded research groups?
  • Application – Does the research have practical applications (e.g., for society, for multiple settings, for other disciplines and types of violence, for other researchers)?
  • Ethical Considerations – Is the research being carried out in an ethical manner?  
  • Comprehension -- Did the video help the viewers understand the research (including the methods, findings, and applications)?

View more information about the GBV Science Fair online.

Click here to read and view videos of the GBV Science Fair winners.