The 2020-21 GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant has been awarded to Stefan Kohler (Germany), Mohamed Elhadidy (Egypt), Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Bangladesh, Canada), Cristina Blanco Sío-López (USA), Paul Mason (Australia), Andreea Molnar (Australia), Xuan Bach Tran (Vietnam) for the research project:

The COVID-19 pandemic and art (19and.ART).

Read more about their project here.

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.

Current and past GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant projects:

2020/21: The COVID-19 pandemic and art

2019/20: Citizen Science for Reducing Exposure to Urban Air Pollution
2018/19: Can Digital Storytelling be used as a Tool for Countering Language Endangerment?
2017/18: Biochar for food security and sustainable ecosystem services
2016: Ethics in environmental decision-making: From individual acts to global outcomes
2015/16: Connecting epigenetics and natural resources
2014/15: One-dimensional molecular current wires using tailored-to-the-purpose chemistry