What is a knowledge Ambassador

  • The Knowledge Ambassador program is a special feature of the Social Publishers Foundation. This program supports a variety of means by which practitioner-researchers supported by the Foundation can be brought together for intensive sharing of ideas regarding cutting-edge developments in practitioner-research and results of particularly noteworthy practitioner-research projects.
  • A knowledge Ambassador is a practitioner-researcher who has completed at least one Foundation-published practitioner-research project and who has been selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors to serve globally as an official representative of the Social Publishers Foundation. The service includes travel, at the Foundation’s expense, to diverse regions of the world in which practitioner-research is developing and shows promise for impacting critical social progress domains such as education, healthcare, social and family support services, and community-based participatory research initiatives. Knowledge Ambassadors may serve for 2 years.

How do I become a Knowledge Ambassador?


Pending availability of funding, the first group of Knowledge Ambassadors will be selected from among the practitioner-researchers published between 2015 and 2020. Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted beginning in July 2020. Invited practitioner-researchers will complete the Travel Grant application to receive travel expenses from the Foundation based on a plan for knowledge ambassador itineraries jointly planned by the SPF Board of Directors and the Ambassadors.