Knowledge Exchange Projects
Every year the Centre will fund and support Knowledge Exchange projects between postgraduate researchers (PGRs) of colour and Centre partners that focus on racial justice.
Knowledge Exchange describes collaborative work between university researchers and external partners which is of mutual benefit and produces new knowledge that contributes to positive social, cultural, and/or economic change.
These projects will enable PGRs to learn from people who have a wealth of experience in racial justice work. Partners will also benefit by engaging with the distinct expertise, experiences and skillsets possessed by PGRs. Ultimately collaboration between the two will generate new knowledge that furthers the cause of racial and social justice.
We encourage an expansive interpretation of what constitutes a “racial justice project”. For example, such work does not have to focus on interrogating oppression. It can instead involve imagining better futures, platforming and celebrating people of colour, or exploring forms of empowerment, community and relationship building. Projects may be exploratory, interdisciplinary and/or consider intersecting systems of power. They may also examine the processes, practices and positionalities which typically inform university partnership work.
£60,000 funding available per academic year
A maximum of £10,000 available per project
Each project takes between 4 to 6 months
Postgraduate researchers will be paid for their time
Training and support provided throughout the process
How to Get Involved
We currently fund projects between Centre partners and Postgraduate Researchers of colour at the University of Sheffield. If you are a PGR and would like to get involved in a Knowledge Exchange project, there are three main ways to do so:
1. Apply to take part in a Partner’s project by submitting an Expression of Interest form. Partner projects will be posted on this page.
2. Submit a join project application with a Centre partner.
3. Complete a Student Project Profile and informally share your project ideas with us. We will then help to develop your idea and potentially match you with a Centre partner
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