ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 (up to £150,000)

The ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 edition is currently open for applications! Supported by the British Academy, this fellowship provides early- and mid-career researchers in the humanities and social sciences with opportunities to enhance their skills, networks, and careers by embedding themselves in various sectors, including creative, cultural, public, private, and policy sectors.

ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024

The aim is to address significant challenges requiring innovative solutions and to foster knowledge mobilization and translation beyond academia. Fellows will get to develop their skills and establish networks, and careers across various sectors, including creative and cultural, public, private, and policy sectors.

ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 – Details

Through the ODA Global Innovation Fellowships, researchers in the SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts for People and the Economy) community will receive the needed support to establishing a new and stronger connection beyond academia. This will promote knowledge mobilization and translation, as well as individual skills development.

This is the first call for this ODA strand of the programme, offering opportunities for award holders to embed themselves with a partner organization. The partner organization must be based in one of the following countries: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Türkiye, or any country from the list of Least Developed Countries.

Awards for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships

These fellowships provide up to £150,000 for 12 months, with 80% of Full Economic Costs covered.

Eligibility Criteria for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024

  • Funding from the International Science Partnerships Fund is provided by Official Development Assistance (ODA), thus applications must meet ODA eligibility criteria.
  • Proposals are welcome in the following areas: Environment, Sustainability & Nature Transformative Technologies Health & well-being Cities & Urbanisation Global Order, Geopolitics, and International Affairs
  • Eligible activities and outputs may include but are not limited to: Evidence notes, Data analysis, Case studies, Briefings, blogs, podcasts, videos, and other media.
  • Applications not considered ODA-eligible will not be forwarded for assessment.

Application Process

To apply for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships, qualified applicants are required to;

  • Register in the British Academy’s online Flexi-Grant system at https://britishacademy.flexigrant.com/ This will enable them to process and assess their application.
  • The Fellowships are scheduled to kick-start in September 2025. However, fellows can be enrolled on an earlier start date (March or April 2025), if their relocation is well managed on a faster timeline.
  • Please note that applications for ODA Global Innovation Fellowships must be submitted in English.

For more information, visit the official website at: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/oda-global-innovation-fellowships-2024/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=innovation-fellowships__funding


Successful candidates will be selected based on the quality and interest of the proposed activities and outputs.

Award-holders are expected to promote the approaches and methods that are the focus of their award and consider the potential for engagement between academic and non-academic environments.

Fellowship Timeline

  • Career Stage: Early-career, Mid-career
  • Earliest Start Date: 1 Mar 2025
  • Scheme Opens Date: 13 Jun 2024
  • Deadline Date: 6 Nov 2024, 17:00 GMT
  • Duration of Award: 12 months

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