Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2021
- 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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Developing a Method for Studying the Critical Zone: Connecting Archaeological and Precision Agricultural Approaches to Agrarian Landscapes by Making Their Advanced Sensing Data Interoperable
This project studies rural agricultural landscapes as complex entities rooted in long-term human-environment interactions and shaped by contemporary farming practices.
Reconciling Medical Knowledge Communities: Learning from the History of Indian Plant Drugs
This interdisciplinary project studies the history of communities of knowledge of herbal medicines in India
The Urban Refugee Dividend – Rethinking Humanitarian Aid as Urban WASH Investment
This project researches the mass displacement of refugees and how urban areas offer opportunities for better services and life.
Tropical Peatland Climate Resilience Transforming Governance of Climate Risks for Poverty Reduction in Indonesia, Peru and the Congo Basin
This project develops novel governance actions that can transform the resilience of poor and marginalised groups to manage climate risks in Indonesia, Peru and the Congo Basin.