The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) Women’s Fellowship 2024

June 6, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) Women’s Fellowship. GI-TOC is pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship aimed at empowering women leaders to enhance community resilience to environmental crime. The initiative, titled ‘Strengthening women’s resilience to organized environmental crime’, seeks to address the critical intersection of gender and environmental crime by championing the voices of women working to protect the environment. 

The Fellowship is part of the GI-TOC’s flagship Resilience Fund, which provides grants and support to civil society individuals and organizations working to counter the impacts of criminal governance and violence across the world.

Five individual proposals that address different contexts of environmental crime will be selected and supported through the following mechanisms:

Grants: This Fellowship aims to directly address the lack of financial support for initiatives targeting gender-inclusive projects that address environmental crime by providing grants of £12 000 to women leaders actively working to reduce environmental crime by empowering local women.

Capacity building: The grantees will have access to tailored capacity-building sessions. The Resilience Fund will provide each grantee with a mentor to support them in navigating the challenges unique to their context and projects and to help them with opportunities to raise the profile of their work.

Networking and collaboration: In October 2024, the Resilience Fund will invite grantees to Vienna, Austria, to participate in global policy-making forums and attend the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The Fund will facilitate dialogues and meetings with grantees to identify ways to work together to prioritize gender issues and develop innovative strategies to protect their environments. They will also be invited to join the Resilience Fund Community Platform, which will give them access to funding opportunities, global dialogues and multilateral engagement after the grant ends.


  • Each Fellow will be awarded a total of £12 000, payable in three instalments of £4 000 each.

How to Apply

  • Interested parties must submit an application through the online form available at the end of this section.
  • This form includes questions for applicants to showcase their background and experience in addressing different contexts of environmental crime.
  • If you have technical issues uploading your application or if you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the GI-TOC Women’s Fellowship