On behalf of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), People’s Palace Projects organised a webinar on Indigenous engagement in research partnerships and knowledge mobilisation on 11 May 2020.

You can watch the full webinar on the video below.

Following the success of the Indigenous Research Methodologies workshop in Rio de Janeiro in March 2019, this webinar was an opportunity to address the increasing number of UK-based scholars working transnationally and internationally among Indigenous peoples, to inform the international development research community, across disciplines, on challenges when engaging with indigenous communities whilst ensuring co-production of knowledge and effective knowledge mobilisation, and to help identify areas where good practice is established or additional work is required.

The 2-hour online event brought together 57 participants, and was an opportunity to learn how indigenous partners are being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to draw the agenda for the next seminar in the Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021 at QMUL.


Funding opportunities:

  • UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19. For projects of up to 18 months. No budget limit defined. The primary benefit of proposals should be to any Low and Middle income Countries (LMICs) likely to be negatively impacted by COVID-19. UKRI will support excellent proposals which meet at least one of the following: (1) New research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential (within the period of the award) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a developing country context. (2) Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential for impact in developing countries. (3) Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.
  • AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot. The AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants pilot: Expressions of Interest for up to £150,000 fEC for up to 12 months’ ODA-eligible research can be submitted at any time until 31st October 2020.  The EoI stage is assessed rapidly and, if invited to apply, the applicant then has 4 weeks to complete a full stage application.
  • AHRC Research Networking. AHRC Research Networking grants: for up to £45,000 fEC (international) to convene a research network for up to 2 years.
  • AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement (for those already funded). Follow-On Funding: for up to £100,000 fEC for impact and engagement activities following research.
  • The British Academy Special Research Grants: Covid-19. British Academy small research grants scheme (up to £10,000). Call closes 27th May 2020.

Video contributions from our partners:

  • Video produced by the Center for Social and Creative Media (CSCM), at the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea.

  • Claudia and Yuliana Maigora, Emberá-Chamí, Colombia.

  • Felipe Cruz, Tuxa? people, Brazil.