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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024

If you are a UK-Based researcher in the Fields of Humanities and social sciences and looking to shape your career, then you might consider the ODA (Official Development Assistance) Global Innovation Fellowships.

The objective of the ODA (Official Development Assistance) Global Innovation Fellowships is to provide opportunities to UK-based early- and mid-career researchers from across the humanities and social sciences to develop their skills, networks and careers in the creative and cultural, public, private and policy sectors to address challenges that require innovative approaches and solutions. Through the ODA Global Innovation Fellowships, researchers in the SHAPE community will be supported to create new and deeper links beyond academia, so enabling knowledge mobilisation and translation, as well as individual skills development.

This programme is part of the £337m International Science Partnerships Fund, which is designed to enable potential and foster prosperity. It puts research and innovation at the heart of the UK’s international relationships, supporting UK researchers and innovators to work with peers around the world on the major themes of our time.


Level of award

These fellowships are offered as awards for up to £150,000 for 12 months in duration (with Full Economic Costing at 80%).


Eligible Research Areas Scope of the Fellowships

Applications are invited from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences and partner organisations working in any of the following areas:

  • Environment, Sustainability & Nature

  • Transformative Technologies

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Cities & Urbanisation

  • Global Order, Geopolitics and International Affairs


Person Specification & Applicant Eligibility

  1. Early-career and mid-career researchers who are working on the themes outlined above

  2. Applicants might have expertise from a range of disciplinary, conceptual and methodological perspectives, including analytical, policy and practical perspectives.

  3. Eligible applicants must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom with a current long-term appointment that will continue for at least as long as the period of the award. You must

  4. Be an early-career or mid-career researcher based at an institution in the UK (e.g., a Higher Education Institution [HEI] or Independent Research Organisation [IRO]), from disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences

  5. In this call applicants must apply with a Partner Organization which they have identified, and who will be designated as the ‘co-applicant’.

  6. The Partner Organization must be based in at least one of the following countries: Brazil,Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Türkiye, Thailand, Vietnam and/or any country from this list of Least Developed Countries

➢ For detailed information about eligibility and partner organization eligibility criteria, carefully read the 'Scheme Notes' PDF file at the bottom of this webpage.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit their applications online through this official website.

➢ For a detailed guide on Application procedure and required documents, download and read this Scheme Notes (PDF)

Application Deadline: 06 Nov 2024 -17:00 GMT




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