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Knowledge Mobilization Impact 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.

2020 Knowledge Mobilization Awards finalists

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists!  Be sure to join us at the Knowledge Mobilization Awards ceremony to learn more about their research.

Award CategoryFinalist Name(s)Program/SchoolResearch Title
Masters: Completed ResearchAgya Aning, Megan Lupo & Jill RyanInvestigative Journalism (Cronkite School)Shelter Crisis
Masters: Completed ResearchBruno Streck RodriguesMusic Theatre Performance (School of Music, Herberger Institute)Conscious Casting: Best Practices for Casting Queer Cismasculine and Transfeminine Roles in Musical Theatre
Masters: Completed ResearchSabrina WishartApplied Behavior Analysis (Teachers College)Personalized Medicine Awareness and Attitude among Undergraduate Medical Students in Tanta University
Masters: Research in ProgressJessica BearMBA (WP Carey)Chain Breaker
Masters: Research in ProgressEmily Nunez-EddySocial and Cultural Pedagogy (School of Social Transformation, CLAS)Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Using Data-Driven Knowledge and Participatory Action Research to Advance Equity and Justice for Students of Color
Masters: Research in ProgressElise RandallFamily and Human Development (Sanford School)Trauma to Resilience: An Evaluation of the Use of Mindfulness Practices in Head Start Classrooms
Doctoral: Completed ResearchEmily DenneLaw and Psychology (New College)Assessing Children’s Credibility in Courtroom Investigations of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse: Suggestibility, Plausibility and Consistency
Doctoral: Completed ResearchErica GlennConducting (School of Music, Herberger Institute)Eurhythmics as a New Therapy for Russian Orphans with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Doctoral: Completed ResearchKira Olsen-Medina & David SchlinkertTransborder Studies (School of Social Transformation, CLAS)Consequences of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP): Asylum Seekers at the US/Mexico Border
Doctoral: Research in ProgressKristi JohnsLeadership and Innovation (Teachers College)The Networked Counterstorytelling of First-Generation College Students
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: Research in ProgressJohn TakamuraSustainability (School of Sustainability, Wrigley Institute)Vitu: The Linkages between Indigenous Crafting, Sustainable Livelihood and Concepts of Wellbeing in the Context of Indigenous Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Postdoctoral: Completed ResearchMillan AbiNaderOffice of Gender-Based ViolenceHandling Homicide
Postdoctoral: Completed ResearchEmily SpringerNew CollegeProducing Gender Injustice: Quantified Evaluation in International Development
Postdoctoral: Completed ResearchVictoria Theisen-HomerSchool of Social Transformation (CLAS)Learning to Connect: Relationships, Race, and Teacher Residencies
Postdoctoral: Research in ProgressMatthew EmerySchool of Human Evolution and Social Change (CLAS)Assessing DNA Degradation in Thermally Altered Human Bones and Teeth Using Ancient and Forensic DNA Analysis
Postdoctoral: Research in ProgressAndrew HooymanSchool of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (Fulton Schools)An Online Video Game to Better Understand Alzheimer's Disease
Postdoctoral: Research in ProgressStefania KapsetakiBiodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society (Biodesign Institute)Does Chimerism Predict Cancer across the Tree of Life?

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

About the Ceremony

The Knowledge Mobilization Awards ceremony celebrates 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 will be held on:

March 4, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Memorial Union, Ventana A

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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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