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What is
the Research Fund?

It is a tool implemented by Fundación WWB Colombia to promote and encourage research, aimed at identifying challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Colombia. For this third call, the research field is titled “Contexts and opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship in rural areas”.

To whom is it addressed?

It is aimed at Colombian and foreign master’s and doctoral students who have an approved dissertation project that is ready to begin its fieldwork phase Colombian and foreign research groups interested in developing research projects, social innovation and technological development in the field of research available for each call and that includes Cauca and/or Valle del Cauca as a fieldwork site may also participate.

Where can it be applied?

The study zones/field sites are the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca. Origin of application: researchers from any region in Colombia or abroad may apply, as long as the field work of the research project is carried out in the departments of Cauca or Valle del Cauca.

In the case of research groups, comparative projects are accepted as long as they include Cauca or Valle del Cauca as one of the research sites (it is possible to include, from a comparative perspective, other sites, inside and outside Colombia, other than Cauca and Valle del Cauca).

Find out about Fundación WWB Colombia

Fundación WWB Colombia has been supporting women micro entrepreneurs for over 30 years, positioning itself as a leading microfinance institution in the country. In 2011, it created Banco WWB S.A., now Banco W, to continue its social focus as a Foundation, working on projects that contribute to the recognition and projection of women, through training, leadership, and empowerment, in order to improve their quality of life along with that of their families.

As of 2012, it has been promoting its services independently, through programs and projects that benefit the community with which it has worked for years, especially women entrepreneurs, leaders, micro entrepreneurs and heads of households.

Visit the Fundación WWB Colombia website to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult the FAQ section to clarify your questions regarding the Fund and its third call.

More information here