The 2020 call for applications for the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant is now open!
Applications should be submitted by Sunday, 28 June 2020.

This grant scheme, introduced at the GYA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), 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 selected 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

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

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.

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 2020-August 2021) but cannot last longer than the end of 2021. 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. If you have any questions, please write to .

We invite you to submit your application by 28 June 2020 to GYA Project Officer Jennifer Plaul at