Eleven new International Fellows in 2021

The USF is excited to announce that a record number of International Fellowship awards have been made in 2021, reflecting a significantly increased commitment of funding to the scheme from this year onwards. A total of eleven awards have been made to researchers from Global South countries, in order to support them with the development […]

Climate Urbanism: strategies for just transitions

The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) is pleased to host an online event on climate urbanism this November, timed to align with the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The event will present some of the pioneering research funded by the USF in recent years, showcasing five short interventions that cover several of this year’s COP26 Presidency campaigns, […]

Dr Pow Choon Piew

The Urban Studies Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that former Trustee Dr Pow Choon Piew passed away peacefully last week, on 22nd July 2021. Pow was an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and served on the USF Board of Trustees from 2016 until 2020. During […]

New funding scheme for research into pandemics and cities

The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new funding initiative: Pandemics and Cities. Eligible proposals may focus on either COVID-19 specifically, or on other major infectious disease outbreaks. The USF will provide up to £25,000 seed-funding per project, for innovative interdisciplinary and partnered research that helps gain deeper understanding […]

Thirteen new USF Seminar Series Awards

The USF is thrilled to announce the details of thirteen new Seminar Series Awards, which will run until the end of 2022. The awards feature a wide range of events, both physical and virtual, and are programmed to run in seventeen different countries. Around thirty universities are set to host these activities, along with an […]