A Growing Space for Global South Community Resources

The Community Resources section of the Global Souths Hub collates opportunities, awards and resources to support your work in the field. This is a growing section, and we welcome feedback and suggestions from our Global Souths Hub readership – what would you like to see on the hub?

In future, we hope that this space will support in connecting early career researchers and academics with organisations and policymakers by making opportunities in the field of Global South Studies easier to access. Below, explore the prizes, funds, events and more that are currently profiled on the page.


Awards and prizes for scholarship

Awards and Prizes featured on the Community Resources page include the Edward Said Award, The Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize and the upcoming Kassahun Checole Prize as well as a list of Global South Funds and Prizes curated from established external sources.

The Global Development Section of ISA’s Edward Said Prize is annually awarded to the best Graduate Paper. The award honours the intellectual legacy of Edward Said who was one of the founding Third World Quarterly (TWQ) editorial board members. Recent award winners include 2022’s Sabrina Axster’s paper on “Managing’ a World in Motion: The Racial Capitalist and Colonial Roots of Immigration Detention”, and 2021’s Laura Jung’s “Made to ‘Remain in the Concentration Camp’ – Psychiatric Treatment of Holocaust Survivors in Post-WWII West-Germany.” Award winners are encouraged to submit their articles to TWQ for publication where the piece will receive rapid peer review and feedback.

The annual Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize, which was set up by Central Asian Survey in 2014, honours the memory and scholarly achievements of Irene Hilgers, a scholar of Uzbekistan. The prize celebrates the achievements of early career researchers who are within five years of their PhD or Candidate of Science degree. All articles submitted to Central Asian Survey, whose authors match the early-career criteria, are considered for the award. 2023’s award winner was Wolayat Tabasum Niroo for their article “Songs of war and despair: two Afghan/Uzbek women’s life history and lament” which looks at the stories and histories that are “passed on from generation to generation” through folk song.

The Kassahun Checole Prize, which was launched in January this year, will be awarded to the best and most innovative article submitted in the field of African Studies. Submissions for the first award will open soon!

The Community Resources page also hosts a growing list of awards and prizes from across the field of Global South studies, which includes the Journal of Contemporary Chinas John and Vivian Sabel Award and the Review of African Political Economys Ruth First Prize.

Funds for travel and workshops

The Global South Colloquium Fund, which was set up by Third World Quarterly, offers grants for travel, workshops, meetings, and more, and is particularly keen on supporting early career researchers. Travel grants offered by the Global South Colloquium Fund allow researchers to attend conferences across the globe. Are you a past recipient of the fund? Contribute to the Hub about your experience.

“Many thanks to GSCF, who helped fund a successful and exciting workshop and aided in kicking of an innovative inter-disciplinary and international network of engaged scholars.”

Grant recipient Margot Rubin who used the grant to hold an in person and online workshop at Cardiff University on the 6th and 7th July 2023. The workshop was a continuation of a network that was started in Johannesburg, South Africa

Events and more

Alongside awards and funds, The Community Resources page highlights events such as the Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture which has been an annual occurrence at SOAS since 2003. Previous speakers at the event have included M. Masoom Stanekzai (former Minister of Communication, Government of Afghanistan), Nancy Hatch Dupree (American-Afghan historian) and Jonathan Steele (Author/ International affairs columnist). You can view the series of recordings on YouTube.

The page also includes a wide range of Global South Studies journals, Book Series and other Global South Studies focused media outlets, including Sound of the Global South podcast, which specialises in the Global South related current issues, and book series focused on Urban Perspectives from the Global South as well as Literary Cultures of the Global South.

For this evolving section of the website, we welcome your feedback: What would you like to see on our community resources page? And what opportunities would you like to know about? Email us with your ideas on [email protected]