The 2021 call for applications for the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant is now open!

Applications should be submitted by Sunday, 20 June 2021.

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 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.

The GYA Activities 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 2021-August 2022) and may not extend beyond the end of 2022. Applicants must be GYA members at the time of application; GYA alumni may no longer apply.

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 20 June 2021 to 

You can read about current and past funded projects on the GYA website.


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