Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality Small Grants Fund now open

The KNOW Small Grants Fund has just been announced. The Fund will award grants that enable UK-based scholars at UK universities, policy research institutions, and NGOs with a research portfolio to conduct research relating to the theme of urban equality in one of the KNOW partner cities.

Applications are welcome from early-career, mid-career, and senior researchers. Applicants will be required to prepare a research proposal that relates to the theme of urban equality and to the priorities of a local partner.

The Fund supports interdisciplinary inquiry and welcomes applicants from a range of academic disciplines.

For a full list of local partners please see the Application Guidance Notes. Applications will be considered by a KNOW Small Grants Selection Committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in London.

The Fund will award a stipend of up to £1500 per calendar month for up to two months, as well as the cost of return flights to one of the KNOW partner cities.

Grant-holders will be introduced to KNOW partners in the chosen city, facilitated by relevant KNOW Co-Investigators. Grant-holders will be required to discuss and refine their research programme with the KNOW partner on arrival in the selected city. Finally, Grant-holders will be required to present initial findings to KNOW partners at the end of fieldwork; to prepare a short article (approximately 3000 words) about their research for publication as a KNOW working paper; and to present their findings in a public forum when they return to the UK.

The deadline for the KNOW Small Grants Fund applications is 12:00 pm (GMT) Monday 11th March 2019.

  • Interviews will be held the week commencing 18th March 2019

  • The grants will be awarded on 1st May 2019 for research to commence between
    1st June 2019 and 29th February 2020

Applicants should e-mail completed application forms to Andrea De Santis [a.santis@ucl.ac.uk]   along with:

  • an academic/professional curriculum vitae (résumé),

  • a list of recent publications,

  • a short biography,

  • and a signed Declaration (found in the end of the application form).​

If you have any questions regarding the grant, the application process, or the KNOW project please contact Andrea De Santis [a.santis@ucl.ac.uk] 

For more details, please visit the relevant page on the KNOW website.