Youth as Researchers (YAR) global initiative on COVID-19

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UNESCO invites young people to join the Youth as Researchers (YAR) global initiative on COVID-19. This initiative connects and engages with young people to conduct research on the impacts of COVID-19 on youth and the responses young people have implemented to tackle these. Young volunteer researchers will be involved in each stage of the research process from the design to publication of the results. The research is led by UNESCO and the UNESCO Chairs at the National University of Ireland Galway and Penn State University.


Important dates and information

  • Young people aged 18-35 who are interested in learning about and conducting research on development issues are invited to apply. Previous research experience is not required, but is an advantage.
  • Researchers must have internet access, should be able to work efficiently in English or French and are willing to commit up to 10 hours per week from July to October (tentative).
  • The application deadline is 12 July 2020.


To apply to be a part of the research, click here.

For more information about the research, click here.


Contact information

UNESCO Youth Programme

7, place de Fontenoy

75007 Paris, France



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