IAMCR – Urban Communication Research Grant 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Urban Communication Research Grant. The grant supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment.

Amount: USD $1,750

Faculty Research Office:   2-3 weeks before agency deadline if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman
Research Development & Services:
at least 5 days before agency deadline
IAMCR: April 7, 2019

Description: Hosted by the IAMCR and funded by the Urban Communication Foundation, this grant supports communication and media research that advances our understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It is predicated on the assumption that communication scholars have a valuable contribution to make to an understanding of the urban landscape. The grant is designed to support research already in progress or in the beginning stages. It gives priority to projects that feature innovative, inter-disciplinary, applied, and creative approaches to studying the central role of communication in the transformation of urban cultures and communities.

A 6-person committee consisting of five IAMCR members and two Urban Communication Foundation representatives will judge the proposals. IAMCR representatives in the committee are Nico Carpentier (Chair), Cees Hamelink, Janet Wasko and Olesya Venger. Urban Communication Foundation representatives are Gary Gumpert and Susan Drucker.

The grant is awarded each year at the annual IAMCR Conference, this year scheduled for Madrid, Spain from July 7-11, 2019. Grant winners are expected to attend the conference and present a paper related to urban communication. They must also report to IAMCR and the UCF on the progress of their research at the following year’s conference, and submit a paper for this conference.

Eligibility: The grant is open to all IAMCR members in good standing. Western applicants must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.

Application Procedure: Submit the application electronically to UrbanCommunication2019@iamcr.org.

The complete application must include:

  • A letter of application, not exceeding two pages, that describes the proposed research or research already in progress, the significance of the work to urban communication, and the methodology to be employed. A description of any special funding needs is also welcome (e.g. travel, research assistants, technical support).
  • A current CV
  • A sample of applicant’s work relevant to the proposed research
  • NOTE: Your email application must have “Urban Communication” in the subject line
  • Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

The grant winner will be announced by May 1, 2019.

Please contact Karen Kueneman, kueneman@uwo.ca, if you intend to apply.

photo credit: ANBerlin Views of Hamburg City – View from the Michel „Old Town“ via photopin (license)

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Kueneman, Karen
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