Knowledge Mobilisation Awards (2024)

Grants Awarded Blog 29th April 2024

The USF is once again thrilled to announce that six proposals from our current awardees have been selected for additional funding, supporting knowledge mobilization projects that will be carried out over the next year. Each grant, typically worth around £5,000, will support projects in several countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the UK.

These funded proposals often feature collaborations among multiple individuals and organizations, addressing a wide range of themes, such as democracy, domestic work, popular mapping, port cities, queerness, and more. The projects are designed to build on the outputs of previous USF-funded research by expanding its reach and facilitating its social impact beyond the academic world. Examples of potential applications for these knowledge mobilization grants include, but are not limited to:

  • Making research accessible to the public and/or specific communities. For example: partnering with artists, librarians, archivists, curators, theatre companies or other organisations to organise exhibitions or by producing films, pamphlets/zines, games, podcasts, or other digital artefacts.
  • Producing educational/training materials and delivering training to the public and/or specific communities.
  • Support for placements in community organisations or other external partner organisations for the purpose of translating research into organisational processes and strategies.
  • Support for participatory analysis and writing processes with communities participating in the research.

More information on each funded project can be found on the relevant award page on the USF website, or via the list of awardees below.

  1. Democracy on the Ground (Dr Telma Hoyler, USF International Fellow)
  2. Documentary on precarity, class and daily mobilities of female domestic workers (Dr Eda Beyazit Ince, USF International Fellow)
  3. Home as Hope: Reimagining Colombo as Utopia with the Urban Working-Class Poor in Sri Lanka (Dr Asha L. Abeyasekera, USF International Fellow)
  4. Narrating port-cities from below: Communities, Solidarities, Politics (Dr Lazaros Karaliotas and Dr Andy Davies, USF Seminar Series Awardees)
  5. Making Cities Liveable: Caste, Queerness and City-making through stories of everyday resilience in India (Dr Dhiren Borisa, USF International Fellow)
  6. Youth On the Move: of Storytelling and Popular Mapping (Dr Ying Cheng, Dr Min Tang, and Mr Anuj Daga, USF Seminar Series Awardees)