The 2019 call for applications for the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Project Grant is now open!
Applications should be submitted by Sunday, 16 June 2019.

This grant scheme, introduced at the AGM 2014, seeks to support 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. Each year, the GYA can grant up to 10,000 EUR to the best project.

Current and past projects are highlighted on the GYA website:

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

The GYA Review Committee is looking forward to receiving your applications! Project ideas should innovatively combine research questions from very different disciplines. There is no limit to your imagination and creativity! With this grant, we aim to provide start-up financing for daring yet promising research projects that demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking and therefore may have difficulties receiving funding under conventional grant schemes.

If you have any questions about your project idea, you can contact Review Committee Co-lead, Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo, by e-mail. Previous applicants are welcome to resubmit their research proposals, if they have been updated and improved based on the recommendations of the review committee following the application.

Please note that the timeframe for carrying out an Interdisciplinary Grant project should be approx. one year (August 2019-August 2020) but cannot last longer than the end of 2020. Applicants must be GYA members; GYA alumni can no longer apply.

Please have a look at the guidelines and budget management guidelines sent to members by e-mail before filling out the application form.

We invite you to submit your application by 16 June 2019 to GYA Project Officer Jennifer Plaul at