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By Jennifer Rhodes on January 10, 2018

Call for Applications to the 2018 Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

In today’s knowledge-driven world, it is critical that researchers and scholars make their work accessible beyond their disciplines to maximize their impact across multiple audiences and contribute to the public good. Knowledge Mobilization is a conceptual framework in which to view research that allows for the researcher’s work to engage with a diverse audience in order to maximize impact and influence societal change. Knowledge mobilization brings discovery to the public, puts it directly in the service of solving social, economic, technical, and cultural problems, enriching the sciences, arts, industry, and cultural discourse. Knowledge mobilization marks the link between research and change, between the academy and the publics it serves. 

The Graduate College seeks nominations for the second annual 2018 Knowledge mobilization Impact Awards which showcase research knowledge and how it can be mobilized through innovative means. Research knowledge is mobilized through innovative means and media, and includes the utilization of many different methods. Knowledge mobilization products may include, but are not limited to, TED-style video recorded talks, blogs, podcasts, op-eds, infographics, art exhibits, and performances.

Eligibility: Enrolled doctoral or master students and current post doctoral scholars.

Awards:  Research and/or travel funds will be allocated as follows: $250 award for a master’s student, $500 award for a doctoral student, and $800 award for a postdoctoral fellow. 

Application: Application is a two-part process:

  1. Complete application at
  2. Once application is completed, send knowledge mobilization product (e.g., blog, podcast, op-ed, social media artifact, video, photos of art exhibit, etc.) and copy of current CV (including ORCID* number in CV) to

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018

*Information about ORCID can be found at To register for a free ORCID number, go to


Semi-finalists will be identified by April 6th, and will then be required to submit a brief (up to three-minute) video highlighting their knowledge mobilization project. Video should be high quality and may be produced utilizing a smartphone camera or other media source located at such places as ASU Library or Computer Commons. Semi-finalist videos will then be reviewed prior to the awards ceremony and the winner will be announced on the day of the ceremony, April 26th. 

Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2-4  p.m. Register to attend at

For more information, please contact Jennifer Rhodes at