The Art of Transdisciplinary Research Communications: Sustainable Futures in Writing - New BA GCRF project with Mia Perry As Co-I


We are very pleased to announce that CR&DALL core member, Dr Mia Perry is the co-investigator for a new British Academy project funded within the auspices of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The project is entitled: The Art of Transdisciplinary Research Communications: Sustainable Futures in Writing. Zoe Strachan (School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow) is the Principal Investigator and Professor Olusola Ajibade from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria is also a co-investigator. The project is described below.

Despite the inclusion of social science and arts practitioners and scholars in international funding schemes, teams face challenges in writing academic papers that merge input from all disciplines involved.

This workshop will enable early-career researchers in the arts & humanities and social sciences from five African countries to develop increased confidence in writing and submitting work, move into lead authorship positions within their own international cross-sector teams, and form new collaborative partnerships through which to access funding for interdisciplinary research.

We will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with more expansive and experimental forms of critical writing, which are increasingly embraced by international journals (particularly those with an interdisciplinary focus). This will aid the dissemination of key research findings and methodologies, and lead to an increased impact profile for the vital role of the social sciences and humanities in sustainability research in low and middle-income countries.

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