Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

The Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards are an annual showcase and research competition highlighting graduate and postdoctoral knowledge impact projects at ASU. The awards recognize achievements in transforming formal research into useful policy and practice that will improve outcomes in organizations and public sectors.

 Read about the 2017-18 award recipients.

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2018–19 Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards

The Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards ceremony provides opportunities for ASU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to share their research beyond their disciplines. Students, faculty, and the ASU community are welcome to attend. Attendees learn more about the meaning of Knowledge Mobilization, engage with other Knowledge Mobilization scholars to foster and stimulation new connections, and watch the 3-minute videos of the KM Impact Award finalists before announcing the 2018–2019 Knowledge Mobilization Impact awardees. 

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Ceremony

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Student Pavilion

2 – 3 p.m.

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Eligibility and Important Dates

Who is eligible?

ASU Doctoral and masters students, and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to apply. You may apply, if you are:

  • Producing knowledge about a problem of social significance.
  • Engaging particular audiences to increase access to and use of this knowledge
  • Documenting the impact of your knowledge on the target audiences.

Important Dates

Monday, February 18, 2019 – All Knowledge Mobilization Impact Award Materials Due

Week of  February 25, 2019 – Finalists are notified (3 scholars from each category)

Friday, March 1, 2019 (12 p.m.) – Info session with finalists to discuss final video submission

Friday, March 15, 2019 – Knowledge Mobilization Impact Video Due

Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Ceremony


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Application Process

The application process includes the following steps:

  1. Submit Knowledge Mobilization application form before Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions on how to submit your Knowledge Mobilization product within 24 hours.

Complete Application Due: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Knowledge Mobilization Impact Award Categories

Master’s: $250 research and/or travel allowance

Doctoral: $500 research and/or travel allowance

Postdoctoral: $800 research and/or travel allowance

Apply now!