Introducing the Human Geography Small Grants Program

The Institute for Human Geography is pleased to announce the start of the Human Geography Small Grants Program.

A huge effort, in terms of labor and time, over 7 years, has produced both a viable new radical journal and a surplus of funds that can be used to support radical activism, research, writing.  So the Institute for Human Geography announces its small grant program (up to $5,000 per grant) and invites applications. The main criteria on which proposals will be examined include 

  1. Radical potential of the work
  2. Effectiveness of the proposal
  3. Eventual contribution to Human Geography journal
  4. Past commitment to Human Geography (article, subscription, review of article, etc)

Applications consisting of the following will be reviewed by a Committee consisting of the Editor, the Web Editor, the Book Review Editor and the Opinions Editor: 

  1. Cover page with names and affiliations of the applicant(s); short summary of previous work; statement on the radical character of the proposed research or activism; statement on the possible publication of results in Human Geography; statement on the applicant’s past commitment to the journal.
  2. This should be followed by a five-paged, double-spaced explanation of the work to be supported.
  3. A one-paged budget detailing what the funds would be spent on.

The application package should be emailed to Institute for Human Geography: before two annual deadlines of April 1 and September 1.

The context for this is provided by an editorial on “The Neoliberaization of Knowledge” carried in Hg Volume 1, Number 1 (2008)