The British Academy announces 17 recipients of the 2024 Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

19 Apr 2024

Today, the British Academy has announced the 17 successful recipients of the Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects 2024 awards.

This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Science, Innovation & Technology with additional support from the UK’s International Science Partnerships Fund managed by the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology.

This round of the International Interdisciplinary Research Projects is supporting international collaborations between early career researchers in the UK and elsewhere on internationally focused research projects of an interdisciplinary nature involving the humanities and social sciences. 

Professor Simon Goldhill, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the British Academy, said:

We are thrilled to announce this new cohort of award holders. The projects funded under this programme will facilitate original ideas and policy-relevant insights from across the SHAPE disciplines, showcasing the importance of interdisciplinary and international collaboration. I very much look forward to seeing these projects develop over the next 24 months.”

The 2024 Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects awardees are:

Please note: Awards are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grant recipient. The institution is that given at the time of application.

Dr Ipshita Basu

University of Westminster

Planetary Health and Relational Wellbeing: Investigating the Ecological and Health Dimensions of Adivasi Lifeworlds in India

Dr Caitlin Bawn

King's College London

Marginalised Women at Risk: experiences and impacts of hyper-precarity and the growth of digitisation and AI in rural communities

Dr Neema Begum

University of Nottingham

Inter-Minority Coalition or Conflict? Identity Formation and Inter-Minority Relations between Asian and Black communities in the UK and US

Dr Radhika Borde

University of Leeds

Reframing the Urban via Southern Spatial Religiosities: Mapping Sufi Geographies in the Indian National Capital Region

Dr Joanna Demaree-Cotton

University of Oxford

Gendered Conceptions of Autonomous Consent: A Philosophical, Psychological and Linguistic Investigation Across Cultures

Dr Isabelle Gapp

University of Aberdeen

From the Floe Edge: Visualising Local Sea Ice Change in Kinngait, Nunavut

Dr Jamelia Harris

University of Warwick

Colonial legacies and the labour market in the English-speaking Caribbean

Mrs Catarina Heeckt

London School of Economics and Political Science

Towards post-growth cities: the cultural politics of mobility transitions in Barcelona and London

Dr Pauline Heinrichs

King's College London

The Production of Climate Justice: Towards Critical Actuarial Science in Loss and Damage Negotiations

Dr Max Lacey-Barnacle

University of Sussex

Building 'common' wealth through just transitions: the role of anchor institutions in supporting community-led decarbonisation in Canada and the UK

Dr Farah Mihlar

Oxford Brookes University

Sustaining struggles and working towards transformative change – women activists and transitional justice in Lebanon and Sri Lanka

Dr Rishika Mukhopadhyay

University of Southampton

Reframing sacred urbanism: India-UK diasporic worlding and nationalist heritage revival

Dr William Otchere-Darko

Newcastle University

Energising Landscapes: lands, livelihoods, and energy infrastructures in Ghana

Dr Katherine Roscoe

University of Liverpool

Ethical Digital Public Histories: Prisoners and the legacy of enslavement 1817-1970

Dr Mike Slaven

University of Lincoln

Colonialism and Migration in Global Perspective

Dr Laurence Williams

University of Sussex

Fact-checking: epistemologies, public perceptions and automated futures

Dr Ruth Wilson

James Hutton Institute

INTANGIBLE: Understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of island population change in Scotland, England, Canada and Japan

The awards listed are those for the 2024 Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Previous award announcements can be found on the Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects past awards page.

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