Call for applications – Antipode Foundation Awards, 2020

***Update, 20 March 2020***

In response to emerging government advice regarding Covid-19 and suites of measures taken to deal with it, the trustees of the Antipode Foundation have decided to cancel this round of Awards. All being well, we’ll put out a call for proposals for projects and workshops happening in 2021/22 later this year.

The unfolding conjunctural crisis lays bare issues that have been key concerns of Antipode (globalised production, social inequalities, the privatisation of social provisioning, what is considered as socially useful labour, etc.), and will be in need of radical reflection, generative thinking and transformative politics for the hopefully better days to come.

We do hope you understand and accept our apologies.

Sharad Chari, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani, Nik Heynen, Tariq Jazeel, Wendy Larner, Katherine McKittrick, Jenny Pickerill and Melissa W. Wright

Trustees, The Antipode Foundation


As many will know, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography is owned by the Antipode Foundation, a charity registered in the UK. The Foundation grants an exclusive right to publish the journal to Wiley, and the surplus received is reinvested in the wider critical geography community. As well as Antipode’s Lecture Series and the Institute for the Geographies of Justice, among other things the Foundation makes two kinds of grants. 2020 will be the eighth year of the Antipode Foundation’s Scholar-Activist Project and International Workshop Awards.

Scholar-Activist Project Awards are single-year grants of up to £10,000 intended to support collaborations between academics and students and non-academic activists (from non-governmental organisations, think tanks, social movements, or community/grassroots organisations, among other places), including programmes of action-orientated and participatory research and publicly-focused forms of geographical investigation. They offer opportunities for scholars to relate to civil society and make mutually beneficial connections.

International Workshop Awards are single-year grants of up to £10,000 available to groups of radical/critical geographers staging events (including conferences, workshops, seminar series and summer schools) that involve the exchange of ideas across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries and intra/international borders, and lead to the building of productive, durable relationships. They make capacity-building possible by enabling the development of a community of researchers.

Activists (of all kinds) and students as well as academics are welcome to apply, and applications are welcome from those based outside geography departments; historians, political scientists and many others can apply if their work contributes to radical/critical geographic conversations. Also, the Foundation welcomes proposals from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions.

We invite all Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project and International Workshop Award recipients to apply for “follow-on” funding after 24 months. There is a single £10,000 grant made each year; all Awards should have implications for praxis, and this grant–a “proof of concept” fund, so to speak–will support the most innovative and creative dissemination, enable outcomes to be further developed so their potential can be fully realised, and build durable legacies.

For more information, including application forms (which should be returned on/before 30 April 2020) and details of recent awardees, see and or just get in touch with Andy Kent – [email protected] – with any questions.