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New funding announced for seven international interdisciplinary research projects

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The British Academy has announced the latest cohort of successful applicants to its ‘Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects’ funding programme.

The seven new research projects supported under this programme highlight the importance of collaborative engagement between disciplines and between communities of research, practice, capacities and borders. They seek to strengthen understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with interdisciplinary engagement, and tackle questions around the relationship between expertise, public understanding and the delivery of policy internationally.

Welcoming the new cohort of award-holders, Professor Simon Goldhill, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the British Academy, said:

“The Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Programme aims to support innovative collaborations between researchers in the humanities and the social sciences on the one hand and their counterparts in the natural, engineering and medical sciences on the other. The projects funded under this programme will generate original knowledge and policy-relevant insights and serve also to demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary and international collaboration. I look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition over the next 18 months.”

The 2019 award-holders are:

  • Dr Ann Kelly, King’s College LondonEntomological Happenings: Exploring Collaborative Design Solutions for Sustainable Mosquito Control
  • Dr Pamela Katic, University of GreenwichEnhancing Value Added Products and Nutritional Benefits from Agroforestry Systems
  • Professor Tim Allen, London School of Economics and Political ScienceLiving the Everyday in the Context of Ebola: A Study of Health and Social Interactions at Uganda's Borders
  • Dr John Child, University of BirminghamUnderstanding the ‘Fault’ in Prior-Fault Intoxication: A Pathway to Criminal Law Reform
  • Dr Tania Lisboa, Royal College of MusicManaging the Psychosocial Needs of Families Affected by Zika Virus: Exploring the Impact of Music as a Social Tool
  • Dr Adrian Howkins, University of BristolAntarctic Mosaic: An Environmental History of the McMurdo Dry Valleys
  • Dr David Reubi, King’s College LondonCartographies of Cancer: Measuring and Mapping Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

The 2020 round of Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research is currently open for applications.