Alex made a research visit to Munich, Germany in September 2016, during which the project proponents worked on a joint paper about the topic of ethics in environmental decision-making, based on preparatory literature research done by research assistants in Chile and in Germany. Work on the paper is still in progress.
The project connected two GYA members from very different disciplines – philosophy and environmental science, as well as established a working connection between both researchers and their institutions in Chile and Germany.
About the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant
The GYA includes a diverse membership of scientists and scholars, in many disciplines, based in developed and developing countries. This grant scheme was initiated in 2014, aiming to foster collaboration across the lines that often separate researchers and limit possibilities. Specifically, this scheme facilitates the development of small-scale, innovative, curiosity-driven, blue-sky, exploratory research pilots or prototypes that unite researchers in developed and developing countries and cross disciplinary boundaries.
The North-South Interdisciplinary Grant is awarded annually, and is meant to provide seed money to enable GYA members to prepare a proof of concept, prototype, or pilot research project with a view to securing larger external funding.