Funding Call: Youth Futures Programme 2019 – deadline 4 December 2019

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop interdisciplinary projects with development impact and a focus on youth futures.

This programme aims to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges. It focuses, in particular, on the themes of creativity, categories and livelihoods & work. The programme offers researchers the opportunity to contribute to transformative change at a local level through collaborative work that extends beyond the standard research model and fundamentally involves young people.

Eligibility Requirements
This call is open to researchers based at eligible UK universities and research institutions. The main applicant must be active in a discipline within the humanities or social sciences, and either be in a permanent position or have a fixed-term contract for the duration of the award. International collaboration, especially with researchers in the Global South, is encouraged.

All projects must be ODA-eligible. Only proposals which aim to support the economic development and welfare of countries on the OECD DAC list will be supported under this call.

Value and Duration
This programme will fund projects of up to £300,000 each. Projects must begin on 20 March 2020 and must be of 21 months in duration.

Application Process
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Flexi-Grant® system. The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is Wednesday 4 December 2019 (17.00 UK time)

Contact Details
Please contact for further information about the call. If you are thinking of applying to this opportunity, please contact to discuss next steps.

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