29 Apr 2024 10:00 - 17:00 Room GS4, Faculty of Education, Donald McIntyre Building , 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ



  • Maha Shuayb (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Centre for Lebanese Studies)
  • Cathrine Brun (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Centre for Lebanese Studies)


The Centre for Lebanese Studies and the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge with support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities  (CRASSH) at University of Cambridge, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and LERRN, at Carlton University, is organising a one day workshop on Research Funding across the north-south divide.  

The background for the workshop is the increasing critique against the way research funding for themes such as forced migration, education in emergencies and humanitarian challenges more generally is channelled predominantly to researchers in the global north while most of the situations studied are located in the global south. Despite this increasing critique of funding streams, the funding landscape is slow to change.

In the workshop we aim to place under scrutiny the existing knowledge on research funding and the current funding systems as we know them, together with constructive dialogue on how we can change funding systems to more equity-based structures that can help to decolonise knowledge production.  

The one-day workshop will consist of four panels with generous time for conversation and discussions. 

Panel 1: How research funding reproduces inequalities in knowledge production 

Panel 2: Partnerships across the Global North and South Divide 

Panel 3: Equitable knowledge production:  between funders’ agenda and institutional bureaucracy  

Panel 4: What have we learnt so far and what are our recommendations for change  

The outcome of the discussions in the groups will be presented in a short brief that will be published by the Centre for Lebanese Studies and the Faculty of Education at University of Cambridge. 

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