The 2023 call for applications for the GYA Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant is now open!
Applications from GYA Members should be submitted by 28 June 2023.
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 Funding 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 2023-August 2024) and may not extend beyond the end of 2024. Applicants must be GYA members at the time of application; GYA alumni may no longer apply. Alumni-plus may be part of a project team, but not in the majority of applicants.
We invite you to read the guidelines in the online application form and submit your full application by 28 June 2023 using this online form: Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant – Global Young Academy.
You can find out more about current and past projects here:
Interdisciplinary Grant Projects
2022-23: Tracking Technology and Mealtime Conversations in Families
2021-22: Young Researchers and the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-21: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Art
2019-20: Citizen Science for Reducing Exposure to Urban Air Pollution
2018-19: Digital Storytelling to Counter Language Endangerment
2017-18: Bio-Char for Food Security and Sustainable Ecosystem Services
2016-17: 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