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IHG Research Grants

A huge effort, in terms of labor and time, over seven years, has produced both a viable new radical journal and a surplus of funds that can be used to support radical research and writing. 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 are examined include:

  • Radical potential of the work

  • Effectiveness of the proposal

  • Eventual contribution to Human Geography journal

Applications consisting of the following will be reviewed by a Committee consisting of the journal’s Editors:

  • Cover page with: (i) title of the proposal; (ii) name(s) and affiliation(s) of the applicant(s); (iii) short summary of the proposed work; (iv) very short summary of any manuscript submitted to Human Geography, and/or book proposal/manuscript submitted to our Radical Geography Book Series in the past (inform of acceptance/rejection/published elsewhere) (v) budget amount requested (one page only).

  • This should be followed by a five-paged, double-spaced explanation of the work to be supported; description of previous work in the area; statement on the radical character of the proposed research or activism; statement on the possible publication of results in Human Geography; one-paged budget detailing how the funds would be spent (research expenses rather than salary); and short vitae (resumes) of applicant(s). The entire application should go in one PDF attachment of no more than ten pages.

The application package should be emailed to Institute of Human Geography ( Please note that the application deadline for this year is September 15, 2022.

The context for this is provided by an editorial by Richard Peet published in the first issue (2008) of the Human Geography journal.

2021 Research Grants Recipients

The Institute of Human Geography is delighted to award the 2021 grants to the following applicants:

  • Àlex Muñoz-Viso - Care and Control in the ‘Secured Campus’: Experiences of Everyday Life in the Nevada Cares Campus

  • Amy Dundon - Racial Capitalism Builds the City: Debt Financing and Crisis in Urban California

  • Vivian D. Rodríguez-Rocha - Counter-topographies of Care: Care Activism in the Movement for Women’s Lives in Mexico

Congratulations to all the recipients!! You may be interested to learn about the 39 past grant recipients between 2014 and 2020.