Call For Applications: YCR International Summer Research Program 2022

Last Updated on June 13, 2022

YCR International Summer Research

The Youth Center for Research (YCR) is inviting applications for the Summer Research Program 2022. There has been increasing recognition of youth participation in the development process. However, Youth Center for Research believes that the youth engagement needs to be meaningful which is only possible when they understand the magnitude of the development challenges (and their causes) facing their country and the world at large.

The Summer Research Program (SRP) is an attempt to advance such understanding. SRP is an independent program driven by applicants’ motivation to make the most of it. Selected Young Researcher will be virtually connected with other fellow researchers. They will be arranged into groups based on the selected thematic preference guided by Advisors running Research Clinics during the program. The Advisors join in from various parts of the world and hail from various professional capacities.

This years program will be more participative and centered around discussions based on research and experience. SRP is aimed at encouraging young people in developing a proactive approach and outlook towards exploring development issues with a solution-oriented mindset. This year the theme for the program is Education Sustainability – Revisiting 21st Century Discourse.

Research Sub-Themes

The year 2022 marks the 4th year of the International Summer Research Program. Along with the regular Summer Research Program activities that entail collaborative transitional research, panel talks, discussions, timed deliverables among others, this year also marks a formal transition of the YCR to engage with organizations on ground to advise their work through research. YCR has collaborated with the Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi) based in Nigeria for SRP 2022 to undertake joint research across certain thematic areas.

Researchers will be expected to work on one of the following sub-themes for this year.

  • Education & Technology
  • Equitable Education & Gender Parity
  • Decolonizing Universities
  • Education & Conflict
  • Learning Poverty & 21st Century Expectations
  • Geographies of Education


  • Participants will be able to engage on a global level to discuss a pressing development issue of education and delve deeper into it from multiple perspectives.
  • They will also have the opportunity to directly connect with experts form the field and learn from their insights and experiences.
  • Aspiring researchers and change makers can engage in transnational collaborative research, pick an issue of their choice and undertake  more evidence-based discussion and analyses.
  • They will develop a better idea of research impact and its relevance for development progress.


  • Aspiring change makers in their 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate degree are eligible to apply;
  • Applicants enrolled in or graduated from Masters are also eligible;
  • Maximum age limit for the program is 35;
  • Researchers are expected to be self-motivated with a strong sense of professional ethics. They are also expected to be comfortable with virtual arrangements and time differences.


The application process has two parts:

  • Written application
  • Interviews

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Youth Center for Research.

Deadline: June 15, 2022

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