The British Academy and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announce funding to support collaboration between researchers in the UK and Germany

28 Jul 2023

The British Academy and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation have announced seed funding for five SHAPE research projects as part of their joint Knowledge Frontiers Symposium.

Funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the symposium was designed to encourage collaboration and networking between early career researchers from the UK and Germany. It drew on insights from the humanities and social sciences to explore varied understandings and experiences of 'what is a good city’.

Seed funding has been awarded to a number of symposium participants to support long-term knowledge exchange across both disciplinary and national boundaries. Successful research projects include those looking at biodiversity, feminism and belonging in cities.

The British Academy and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Knowledge Frontiers Symposium seed funding awardees are:

  • ‘Arrival, Access and Belonging in Past and Future Cities’ – Dr Susannah Cramer-Greenbaumm, University of Warwick; Dr Daniel Duncan, Newcastle University; Dr Nihad El-Kayed, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; Dr John Gallagher, University of Leeds; Dr Jakub Galuszka, TU Berlin, Habitat Unit; Dr Catarina Gomes de Matos, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Dr Aswiny O. Kistnareddy, University of Oxford; Dr Christian Rosen, Brandenburg University of Technology.
  • ‘Playing Landscapes in Matopiba/Brazil’ – Dr Jamie Harper, University of Plymouth; Dr Corinna Hölzl-Verwiebe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • ‘Towards a Multi Modal Methodology of Studying Human Experiences in Hybrid Spatialities’ – Dr Maxi Heitmayer, University of the Arts, London; Dr Anne Juliane Heinrich, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • ‘Practising the Feminist City’ – Dr Sonja Marzi, University of East Anglia; Dr Hanna Baumann, University College London; Dr Henriette Bertram, TU Braunschweig; Dr Verena Frick, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Dr Sophie Stevens, University of East Anglia
  • ‘Biodiversity Net Gain as a Developer Obligation’ – Dr Sina Shahab, Cardiff University; Dr Fabian Wenner, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

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