Award Opportunities

Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Support Award: Request for Proposals

Urban Geography will award up to $2,000 to support a seminar series, workshop, or similar event which will bring together leading scholars to focus on a cutting-edge theme within Urban Geography. The expectation is that this award will be supported by the host department and institution either in-kind (e.g., staff time, event planning, space, scheduling, and other forms of administrative support) and/or in terms of more direct financial support. We also hope that the award will be used to leverage additional co-sponsors. Proposals are welcome from scholars and programs without regard to discipline, but a primary focus on Urban Geography is necessary. Funding decisions will be based upon the cohesiveness of the proposal, the support of the host department and institution, as well as funding partners, the academic reputation of the organizers, and the potential visibility of the program including its overall academic impact.

How to Submit

Proposals are due November 1, 2017 and all material should be sent to Thomas Cooke, Co-Editor, Urban Geography. A decision will be made in early December, 2017. Please send the following as attachments (PDF is preferred):

  • a one-page proposal which outlines the broad themes of the project and their significance, a general plan for the project, the academic impact of the project, and any discrete outcomes
  • abbreviated, one-page CVs for all organizers
  • letters of support from the home department, home institution, and co-sponsors which outline their roles
  • a one-page outline of the proposed schedule including potential participants

Please direct any further questions to Thomas Cooke. We look forwarding to receiving your research.

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation:
Fellowships, Scholarships and Mentorships

Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational, and International

http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs

The Foundation invests in people and ideas. It offers a neutral meeting ground to contemplate and address the major issues affecting our society and our future through research, learning, scholarship and debate.

As the number of award winners grows, Trudeau Fellows, Scholars and Mentors build a network of creative people working together from a variety of perspectives to address fundamental social issues. The unique dialogue that is generated facilitates interdisciplinary, intergenerational and international connections to provide citizens of Canada and the world with a deeper experience of, and commitment to, democracy.

The Trudeau FellowshipsScholarships and Mentorships are unsolicited awards in that the Foundation does not accept individual applications. Rather, Canadian and foreign award winners are selected through a rigorous nomination and selection process by external review committees.

Finally, the Public Interaction Program aims to generate informed and lively debates on major issues of public policy affecting Canadians and global society.

The Foundation keeps on building a vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers to share ideas that matter. Its members continue to participate long after the term of their financial award has ended and stay in contact with each other through the Trudeau Foundation Society.

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Urban Studies Foundation

Grant Funding

https://urbanstudiesfoundation.org/funding/

The Urban Studies Foundation provides significant grant funding and support to individuals and institutions engaged in the advancement of postgraduate academic urban research and education. Please note that we do not currently fund PhD Studentships nor respond to ad-hoc funding requests. All of our funding is awarded through our four core funding streams:

  • International Fellowships
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) (International, external to University of Glasgow)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) (based at University of Glasgow)
  • Seminar Series

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Antipode Foundation

Scholar-Activist Project Awards

The Antipode Foundation exists for the promotion and advancement of social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical geography. Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Awards are intended to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, among other places) that further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society. They are aimed at promoting programmes of action-research, participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, and more publicly-focused forms of geographical investigation. We strive to fund work that leads to the exchange of ideas across and beyond the borders of the academy, and builds meaningful relationships and productive partnerships.

Projects could take many forms including, but not limited to: collaborative research with artistic, community, cultural, grassroots, or social movement groups; the production of educational materials and other innovative pedagogical initiatives; and the promotion of links between universities and institutions/organisations outside the academy. We envisage projects being eclectic in nature and focus–they might involve small or large groups of people, and they might have a focus on a range of scales from the local right up to the global, for example–but they will be designed to foster new thinking or doing, and different mixtures of the two. We encourage initiatives that are adventurous, that explore and go beyond the boundaries of established academic practice. We seek work that is innovative and original, but more than that, we want to fund work that is significant: we’d like to support activities that have implications for praxis, to better understand contemporary political concerns and develop alternatives.

The Antipode Foundation expects to allocate each project up to £10,000 (ten thousand pounds sterling, or its equivalent in the awardee’s currency of choice) but the amounts of its grants will vary according to the proposed project. The distribution of funds will be as equitable as possible, with other prospective resources and the nature of the proposed project being taken into consideration. The Antipode Foundation will explicitly privilege applicants and initiatives from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions in its decision making processes.

International Workshop Awards

The Antipode Foundation exists for the promotion and advancement of social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical geography. Antipode Foundation International Workshop Awards are intended to support radical geographers holding events (including conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools and action research meetings) that further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society.[1] The Antipode Foundation will explicitly privilege applicants and initiatives from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions.

The Foundation encourages applications that are collaborative in nature. We strive to fund work that leads to the exchange of ideas across disciplinary boundaries, countries and sectors; and to the building of relationships and productive partnerships. We encourage participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, whether with fellow scholars, research groups, university departments, NGOs, think tanks or social movements. The Foundation also encourages initiatives that are adventurous, that explore the boundaries of established academic practice, and that trespass and disrupt disciplinary borders. We seek work that is innovative and original, but more than that, we want to fund work that is significant: we’d like to support activities that have implications for praxis, to better understand contemporary political concerns and to develop alternatives.

The Antipode Foundation expects to allocate each successful application up to £10,000 (ten thousand pounds sterling, or its equivalent in the awardee’s currency of choice) but the amount of the grant will vary according to the nature of the proposed event(s) and location. The distribution of funds will be as equitable as possible, with prospective additional resources being taken into consideration. The scheme is not intended to allow organisers to make a surplus from an event.

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Geoforum

Student Travel Bursary - AAG

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/geoforum/awards/geoforum-student-travel-bursary-aag

Started in 2013, the Geoforum conference travel bursary of US $500 is awarded to the best paper published by a student in the journal.

Each year's bursary will be available to attend AAG the following year.  Please note that the student must be the first or second author of the paper.

If you would like to be considered for this award please flag this to your handling editor once your paper has been accepted for publication. The judging panel for this award will consist of committee drawn from the journal editors and the editorial board.

Atlas Award for Geoforum Article

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/geoforum/news/atlas-award-for-geoforum-article

We are pleased to announce 'Evidence and future potential of mobile phone data for disease disaster management' by      Jonathan Cinnamon, Sarah K. Jones, W. Neil Adger (Geoforum, Vol 75 2016) as the winner of the November 2016 Atlas Award.

Each month the Atlas Advisory Board are sent a selection of 10 articles to choose their winning Atlas article. The articles are shortlisted by Elsevier from across journal portfolios based on their potential social impact.

The Geoforum Editor in Chief, Padraig Carmody, was delighted to hear of this paper receiving this award, stating that… ‘The paper exemplifies the kind of research we try to publish in Geofourm – cutting edge, theoretically informed and analytically rigourous. In this case the paper also has very substantial applied potential to improve people’s lives and life chances. Many congratulations to the authors.’  The Publishing team at Elsevier would like to echo this and congratulate the authors, at the University of Exeter, UK and at Kings College London, UK on such excellent, socially valuable research.

Read the Atlas article about the research to learn more.

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Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

https://www.britac.ac.uk/sites/default/files/GCRF%20Networking%20Grants%20Guidance%20for%20Applicants.pdf

1. Background

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund, which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries. It harnesses the expertise of the UK’s world-leading researchers, focusing on:

    • funding challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
    • strengthening capability for research, innovation and knowledge exchange in the UK and developing countries through partnership with excellent UK research and researchers
    • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research or on-the-ground need.

Through excellent research, knowledge exchange and innovation, the GCRF aims to address key challenges such as: threats to the sustainability of natural resources; flooding and famine resulting from climate change; environmental degradation; population growth and rapid urbanisation; fragile states, growing inequality, and violence; threats to animal and plant health; and global health challenges including the development of vaccines and viral threats.

GCRF forms part of the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and focuses on promoting the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. It is overseen by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered through 17 delivery partners including the Research Councils, the UK Academies, the UK Space Agency and funding bodies.

ODA funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list and GCRF funded research and innovation must promote the economic development and welfare of a developing country or countries as its primary objective. All applications under this programme must therefore be compliant with these guidelines.

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The Bellagio Center - The Academic Writing Residency

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/bellagio-center/residency-program/academic-writing-residency/

The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.

The call for applications to the Academic Writing residency program is now open. The application period begins October 1, 2017 with the deadline of December 1, 2017 for residencies in 2018 and early 2019.

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The Bellagio Center - The Practitioner Residency

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/bellagio-center/residency-program/the-practitioner-residency/

The Practitioner Residency is for senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates with ten or more years of leadership experience in a variety of fields and sectors.

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

Practitioner residencies have included leaders developing new strategic plans, determining shifts in their own careers or the paths of their organizations, or life-long social sector practitioners reflecting on their careers and distilling insights and guidance to inform a variety of audiences.

In selecting practitioners, we look for individuals who have had successful careers in senior leadership positions and are transitioning to new roles or capturing knowledge and insights from their extensive experience; individuals who are actively engaged in leading major change in the world through their current positions (NGOs, multi-lateral institutions, government officials, etc.); and emerging leaders with demonstrable success and upward trajectories in their respective fields.

Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.

Applications for Practitioner residencies are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed at interim deadlines.The next interim deadlines for review are November 30, 2017 and February 1, 2018.