NEWS Call for proposals – research into young adults and the housing crisis

NEWS Call for proposals – research into young adults and the housing crisis


 The Intergenerational Foundation ( is seeking proposals from researchers who are interested in housing to write a research paper which addresses the housing crisis facing the Millennial generation in the UK. We are interested in original research which addresses any of the following aspects of the housing crisis:

  • Housing inequalities between different generations;
  • Both short- and long-term effects of the housing crisis on young adults;
  • International comparisons between housing policy and/or the housing situation of young adults in the UK and other developed countries;
  • Innovative solutions to the housing crisis.

This list of possible themes is not intended to be exhaustive – all proposals will be considered on their individual merits. Proposals will be evaluated for their originality, newsworthiness and feasibility. We welcome proposals from both individuals and teams of researchers and we are particularly interested in recieving proposals from PhD students and early career researchers.

A budget of up to £3,000 will be available for successful proposals, which is intended to fund the production and delivery of a report of up to 10,000 words by an agreed deadline that will fall before the end of 2017. Proposers may be invited to meet IF in person at our London offices as part of our assessment process. The deadline for proposals is Friday 29 September.

The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) is a non-partisan independent think tank which undertakes research into problems affecting younger and future generations in the UK. Links to examples of some of our previous research on housing are given below:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this call for proposals.

David Kingman, Senior Researcher, The Intergenerational Foundation