Queering Active Travel: call for applications to conduct a small project at the Active Travel Academy, University of Westminster (deadline for applications: Tuesday 2nd May 2023)
Queer(ing) mobilities and travel is an emerging research area with relatively little work to date, for instance, Lubitow’s work on transmobilities. As we expand our thinking and research on queer perspectives on active travel (including through an organised RGS-IBG session), we would like to support a small project within this broad theme during June and/or July. A budget of up to £2,500 is available and could be used for instance to pay a UK-based researcher through Payroll at the University of Westminster’s Research Associate rate (equating to 13-14 days’ paid work, given employer and employee deductions).
We will consider other proposals for spending the budget (such as venue hire for an event, to cover the costs of a visit to London, etc.) although all funds must be spent by 31st July 2023. We will consider both new research and activities disseminating existing research or building new networks: for instance, you may wish to conduct and write up a series of pilot interviews, produce an online report or briefing based on work you have already conducted, or organise a workshop with researchers and community members. The project will be showcased on the Active Travel Academy website and you will have the opportunity to present it at our monthly webinar series, and (if relevant, and if you would like to do so) to collaborate with colleagues on an academic publication. We consider active travel as defined broadly, hence covering topics from cycle commuting, to skateboarding clubs, to more methodological and conceptual work. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org (using subject line Queering Active Travel) a proposal of a maximum of two pages explaining what you will do and when, and how the budget will be used, also including a short bio. The deadline is Tuesday 2nd May at midnight and applicants will be notified of outcomes within two weeks of the deadline.
You do not have to have an academic affiliation and could be based in or outside the UK.
Criteria for selection: we are looking for feasible projects that within the constraints of a small budget and short timeframe, can plausibly advance the research agenda and lay the groundwork for future research in this area.
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