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Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

Join us for an annual event celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of ASU's graduate student and postdoctoral researchers and honoring ASU's design aspiration to conduct use-inspired research with purpose and impact. 

The 2021 KMA Celebration has ended.  Check back soon for recordings of the event, and congratulations to our 2021 winners!

Knowledge Mobilization Awards

The Graduate College's Knowledge Mobilization Awards are an annual showcase and celebration of the scholarly achievement and innovation of ASU's graduate student and postdoctoral scholars.  The KMAs are an opportunity to collectively acknowledge the contributions our scholars have made to use-inspired and socially impactful research.

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

About the KMA Celebration

The Knowledge Mobilization Awards annual celebration highlights action-forward, socially impactful research conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at ASU. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend. Attendees will engage with creative scholars across disciplines and learn more about the meaning of knowledge mobilization and how current research at ASU is being moved from the page and into action. 

Due to current social distancing requirements, the 2021 celebration was fully virtual and held on April 9, 2021.  Check back soon for details about our 2022 event.


Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Eligibility and Important Dates

Award Information

To be eligible for this award, you must be either a graduate student enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program at ASU, in good standing, or a postdoctoral scholar at ASU.

The KMAs are looking for you if your research does any of the following:

  • Centers on a problem of social significance
  • Engages with a group, organization, institution, entity, community or industry
  • Increases access to and/or use of research, scholarly or creative works
  • Strives to make changes to current practice or policy

The KMAs welcome applications from both completed research projects and projects currently in progress.  Research teams are also welcome to apply.  The 2021 awards amounts are:

  • Master's: $500
  • Doctoral: $750
  • Postdoctoral: $1000

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Application Process

Application Process

The 2021 Call for Applications is now closed.  Please join us and celebrate our 2021 finalists at the virtual KMA Celebration on April 9!

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