Apply today for the Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards

Applications are now open for the 5th annual Knowledge Mobilization Awards, presented by ASU’s Graduate College.

The Knowledge Mobilization Awards celebrate the achievement and innovation of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are involved in action-oriented, socially impactful research. 

Each year, the Graduate College’s Knowledge Mobilization Initiative awards six monetary prizes to master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars. 

You should apply for a Knowledge Mobilization Award 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

In addition to a monetary award, finalists will be invited to share their research with students, faculty, staff and community members at the annual Knowledge Mobilization Awards Celebration on April 9. The award winners will be announced at this fully virtual celebration. 

Applications are due by February 12, 2021 (Just extended to February 15!). 



To be eligible for a Knowledge Mobilization Award, you must be a graduate student enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program at ASU, or a postdoctoral scholar at ASU. You must also be in good academic standing. 

You can learn more about the awards and view last year's winners on the Knowledge Mobilization Awards webpage.

Please email with questions and concerns.