Dr Pow Choon Piew

The Urban Studies Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that former Trustee Dr Pow Choon Piew passed away peacefully last week, on 22nd July 2021. Pow was an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and served on the USF Board of Trustees from 2016 until 2020. During […]

New funding scheme for research into pandemics and cities

The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new funding initiative: Pandemics and Cities. Eligible proposals may focus on either COVID-19 specifically, or on other major infectious disease outbreaks. The USF will provide up to £25,000 seed-funding per project, for innovative interdisciplinary and partnered research that helps gain deeper understanding […]

Fourteen new USF Seminar Series Awards

The USF is thrilled to announce the details of fourteen new Seminar Series Awards, which will run until the end of 2022. The awards feature a wide range of events, both physical and virtual, and are programmed to run in seventeen different countries. Around thirty universities are set to host these activities, along with an […]

Recruiting two new USF Trustees

Deadline for applications: 5th March 2021 (23:59 GMT). The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) seeks to recruit up to two new Trustees to sit on its Board, one to commence from Summer 2021 and one from January 2022. The USF is an increasingly well-known major charitable body involved in the support of urban studies research and […]

Welcome to eight new USF International Fellows!

The USF has awarded a further eight USF International Fellowships this summer, to begin in 2021. These awards provide full funding for short visiting sabbaticals based at any institution worldwide, and are intended to support early-to-mid career academics from the Global South. This year the USF awardees include researchers based in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria […]