The fourth Antipode Foundation Institute for the Geographies of Justice took place last week in Durban, South Africa. It sounds like it was a great event – more on this soon. For now, though, we’re very pleased to announce that this year’s round of Scholar-Activist Project and International (nee Regional) Workshop Awards is open!
Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Awards are grants of up to £10,000 to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, among other places) which 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. The Foundation seeks to fund work that’s mutually beneficial and leads to the exchange of ideas across and beyond the borders of the academy, and builds meaningful relationships and productive partnerships.
International Workshop Awards (known as Regional Workshop Awards last year; ‘in what sense a regional workshop?’ we asked ourselves…) are grants of up to £10,000 to support radical geographers holding events such as conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools, and action research meetings. We encourage collaboration – whether with fellow scholars, research groups, university departments, NGOs, think tanks, or social movements – the building of capacity, and development of community. The Foundation encourages initiatives that are adventurous, that explore the boundaries of established academic practice, and that trespass and disrupt disciplinary (and other) borders.
We’d like to see 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. Note also that the Foundation especially welcomes applications from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions.
You can read all about last year’s awardees here, and application forms, further details, etc. are available here and here. Do get in touch (Andy Kent – [email protected]) with questions, and please share this information with colleagues and comrades within and beyond the academy.