Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2020
- 24 months
Projects under this programme seek to develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges. Each project demonstrates an innovative and interdisciplinary partnership between researchers in the social sciences or the humanities on the one hand and counterparts in the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences on the other, yielding new conceptual understanding and policy-relevant evidence on questions of international significance.
The seven research projects supported under this round of the 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 in this regard, and engage with questions concerning the relationship between expertise, public understanding and policy delivery internationally.
For more information, please see the scheme notes.
This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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Anticipating Futures: Forecasting and Climate Preparedness for Co-Located Hazards in India (ANTICIPATE)
An interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration between academics, disaster specialists and local artists across the UK and India.
Energy Resilience: Exploring the Cultures, Politics and Practices of Energy Access in Amazonia
This project seeks to empower local people by facilitating greater involvement in development opportunities that recognise the importance of viewing resilience as a way of life.
Inclusive and International Risk Assessment: Building a Framework for Gene Drive Organisms Through Collaboration
This project's aim is to build an international and inclusive risk assessment framework that reflects the multiple understandings of hazard and risk gathered from academic, professional and lay actors.
Technological Risks in Development: Food Security, Super-Wicked Problems and the Decolonisation of Technological Governance
This project investigates how technologies that have been introduced as solutions to food insecurity have contributed to the creation of new technological risks and how such double-edged technologies should be governed.