ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 – call for applications

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Are you an early- and mid-career humanities and social sciences researcher? Are you looking to develop your skills to address challenges that require innovative approaches and solutions? Apply below for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024.

When is Application Deadline:

6th November 2024

Tell Me About ODA Global Innovation Fellowships:

Offered by the British Academy, the program provides early- and mid-career UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences with opportunities to develop their skills and careers through partnerships with organizations in ODA-eligible countries.

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This program supports innovative research that addresses global challenges, fostering knowledge exchange and creating impactful connections beyond academia.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Applications are invited in any of the following areas:

  • Environment, sustainability and nature
  • Transformative technologies
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Cities and urbanisation
  • Global order, geopolitics and international affairs



Who can Apply for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships?

Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and be early-career and mid-career researchers. Your host institution must be a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Independent Research Organisation (IRO).

Moreover, partner organizations must be based in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, or countries from the Least Developed Countries list.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Early-career and mid-career researchers i.e UK residents

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of ODA Global Innovation Fellowships?

Up to £150,000 for 12 months (80% Full Economic Costing)

How Long will Award Last?

Award Start Date: By September 2025 (earlier start possible in March/April 2025)

How to Apply:

To participate, applicants must submit a proposal outlining their research activity and its relevance to the chosen theme. Proposals should demonstrate the potential for innovative solutions and impact on global challenges. Proposals should fit in one of the following themes:

  • Environment, Sustainability, and Nature
  • Transformative Technologies
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cities and Urbanisation
  • Global Order, Geopolitics, and International Affairs


If you have questions and would like to find out more about ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024, apply via email to a Webinar hosted by the British Academy on September 12, at 10 am.

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