The Global Young Academy’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and International Conference of Young Scientists “Trust in Young Scientists” successfully concluded on 4 June, and included the renaming of the GYA’s North-South Interdisciplinary Grant into the “Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant” in honor of the late GYA member Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky.

A scheme for GYA members introduced at the GYA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the “Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant” seeks to support the development of small-scale, innovative, curiosity-driven, blue-sky, exploratory research pilots or prototypes that unite researchers in low/middle-income and high-income countries and cross-disciplinary boundaries. Each year, the GYA can grant up to 10,000 EUR to the selected project.

A past recipient of the 2015/2016 North-South Interdisciplinary Grant himself, Sasha embodied the principles that the scheme seeks to encourage; he was one of the most active GYA members and a true inspiration who will be dearly missed. Sasha was the Director of the Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, School of Biomedicine at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. A GYA member from 2015-2020 and Executive Committee member in 2017/2018, Sasha made countless meaningful connections and initiated and collaborated on many inspiring projects.

Applications for the 2021/22 Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant are being accepted until 20 June. Please read the general and budget management guidelines sent to members by e-mail before filling out the application form.

We invite you to submit your application by 11 July 2021 to 

Current Interdisciplinary Grant Project

2020-21: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Art

Past Projects

2014-15: One-dimensional molecular current wires using tailored to‐the‐purpose chemistry

2015-16: Connecting Epigenetics and Natural Resources

2016-17: Ethics in environmental decision-making: From individual acts to global outcomes?

2017-18: Bio-Char for Food Security and Sustainable Ecosystem Services

2018-19: Digital Storytelling to Counter Language Endangerment

2019-20: Citizen Science for Reducing Exposure to Urban Air Pollution