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Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

The Graduate College is proud to support the innovation and ingenuity of ASU's graduate student and postdoctoral researchers.  Below are funding opportunities through the Knowledge Mobilization Initiative that recognize socially impactful, use-forward research.

Knowledge Mobilization Innovation Grants

KM Innovation grants fund graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for small (up to $250), specific projects that creatively apply or disseminate academic knowledge and research findings.  Some examples could include:

  • Equipment for a podcast or video series
  • Printing infographics or posters
  • Materials for a demo product
  • Hosting/design costs to create a study website

Post-award, recipients will create a short blog post or video describing their KM project and relevant outcomes or findings; these will be featured on the Graduate Insider blog.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; recipients will be announced in the last week of each month.

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Knowledge Mobilization Awards

The Graduate College's Knowledge Mobilization Awards are an annual showcase and celebration of the scholarly achievement and impact of ASU's graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  The KMAs are an opportunity to collectively acknowledge the contributions our scholars have made to current practice and policy.

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

About the KMA Celebration

The Knowledge Mobilization Awards annual celebration highlights action-forward 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. 

The 2020 KMA ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Photos and event recap coming soon!


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.  The 2020 awards amounts are:

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

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Application Process

Application Process

The 2020 Call for Applications is now closed.  Congratulations to our finalists!

Check back soon for details on applying to the 2021 event.

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Congratulations to our 2020 KMA winners!

Award CategoryFinalist Name(s)Program/SchoolResearch Title
Masters, Research in ProgressJessica BearMBA (W. P. Carey School of Business)Chain Breaker
Masters, Completed ResearchAgya Aning, Megan Lupo and Jill RyanInvestigative Journalism (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication)Shelter Crisis
Doctoral, Research in ProgressGabrielle LoutHuman and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (School for the Future of Innovation in Society)Swimming Towards Sustainability: Integrating Social Responsibility Into Guyana’s Green Economy
Doctoral, Completed ResearchErica GlennConducting (School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts)Eurhythmics as a New Therapy for Russian Orphans with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Postdoctoral, Research in ProgressMatthew EmerySchool of Human Evolution and Social Change (The College)Assessing DNA Degradation in Thermally Altered Human Bones and Teeth Using Ancient and Forensic DNA Analysis
Postdoctoral, Completed ResearchVictoria Theisen-HomerSchool of Social Transformation (The College)Learning to Connect: Relationships, Race, and Teacher Residencies