*IF Members ‘Global South’ Mobility Fund Call*

Imagining Futures is pleased to offer a new opportunity to support the mobility of IF members, providing funds in the region of £1,000 – £2000 for travel and accommodation. IF Mobility Funds are open to all IF members who are working from a base in the ‘Global South’. 


Application Submission by Monday 25 September 2023, 17:00 GMT

If you are eligible to apply please click ♦ HERE to download an Application form

In granting funding IF will prioritise those colleagues who have not yet had a chance to travel beyond their place of research. The Mobility Fund support could be in the following ways:

  1. make research trips, especially for live events, e.g. conferences, workshops, exhibitions, seminars, performances etc.
  2. visit collections, sites, libraries
  3. meet with colleagues and experts
  4. take forward new developments/pilots that may have arisen through IF work
  5. prepare future projects and initiatives

Reasons for mobility are not limited to those listed above – these are just some suggestions.

Travel must take place between 1 November 2023 and 18 March 2024.

(If for some reason there are special circumstances, e.g. an essential event outside of this date range, we may consider getting special permission to fund this). If necessary, please ensure enough time prior to travel to arrange for visas, vaccines etc. and if needed institutional letters.

We encourage applicants to connect with colleagues from other Imagining Futures labs/projects to exchange and build on ideas within the network. We realise there may also be a need to expand beyond the network, and hence, we will consider applications for these visits and meetings with appropriate justification.

IF will be able to provide funds in the region of £1,000 – £2000 for travel and accommodation, (the funds are flexible, if you want to prioritise using funds for other elements and e.g. finding alternative accommodation). In strong cases we will consider higher amounts. You are welcome to combine this with other funds and resources you may have access to from outside IF.

If you are eligible to apply please click ♦ HERE ♦ to download an Application form and email it to with

Subject Heading: Your Name IF Mobility Application. Or email us at to request an application form

DEADLINE for applications:  Monday 25 September 2023, 17:00 GMT

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