The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


The KNOW project Small Grants Fund is now open for applications

16 January 2019

We are pleased to announce the opening of the KNOW Small Grants Fund. The Fund will award grants that enable UK-based scholars at UK universities, policy research institutions, and NGOs with a research portfolio to conduct research relating to the theme of urban equality.

KNOW small grants

Applications are welcome from early-career, mid-career, and senior researchers. Applicants will be required to prepare a research proposal that relates to the theme of urban equality in one of the KNOW partner cities and to the priorities of a local partner.

The Fund supports interdisciplinary inquiry and we welcome applicants from a range of academic disciplines.

For a full list of local partners please see the Application Guidance Notes. Applications will be considered by a KNOW Small Grants Selection Committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in London.

Partner Cities

* Lima (Peru)

* Havana (Cuba)

* San José (Costa Rica)

* Freetown (Sierra Leone)

* Kampala (Uganda)

* Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

* Da Nang (Vietnam)

* Nakhon Sawan (Thailand)

* Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

* Yangon (Myanmar)


The Fund will award a stipend of up to £1500 per calendar month for up to two months, as well as the cost of return flights to one of the KNOW partner cities.

Grant-holders will be introduced to KNOW partners in the chosen city, facilitated by relevant KNOW Co-Investigators. Grant-holders will be required to discuss and refine their research programme with the KNOW partner on arrival in the selected city. Finally, Grant-holders will be required to present initial findings to KNOW partners at the end of fieldwork; to prepare a short article (approximately 3000 words) about their research for publication as a KNOW working paper; and to present their findings in a public forum when they return to the UK.


The deadline for the KNOW Small Grants Fund applications is 12:00 pm (GMT) Monday 11th March 2019.

  • Interviews will be held the week commencing 18th March 2019

  • The grants will be awarded on 1st May 2019 for research to commence between
    1st June 2019 and 29th February 2020

Applicants should e-mail completed application forms to Andrea De Santis [a.santis@ucl.ac.uk]   along with:

  • an academic/professional curriculum vitae (résumé)

  • a list of recent publications,

  • a short biography,

  • and a signed Declaration (found in the end of the application form).

​If you have any questions regarding the grant, the application process, or the KNOW project please contact Andrea De Santis [a.santis@ucl.ac.uk]