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Climate communication award 2015

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Applications are now being received for the 2015 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Funded by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), the US$1,000 award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research. Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

The deadline to apply has been extended to May 25, 2015.

About the Award

IAMCR recently launched its Climate Communication Research Award, the first of its kind, in 2014. The award has two categories awarded alternately: one for new projects, Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship, awarded biannually from 2015, and one honoring influential work, Climate Communication Research in Action, awarded biannually from 2016.

The award is part of IAMCR's policy to green its activities. It received seed funding from a 2014 IAMCR Committee or Task Force Project Grant. IECA joined the project in 2015.

Criteria

This fellowship will be awarded to a new or current IAMCR or IECA member (as sole or lead author) who presents an outstanding and innovative proposal for a research project in the area. All members of IAMCR or IECA are eligible, regardless of their career stage.

The aim is to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research. All media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Rules

  • Applications must be received by May 4, 2015.
  • Applicants must be IAMCR or IECA members in good standing (i.e. paid up by the submission deadline).
  • Applications should include:
    • an overview of existing relevant research
    • a research plan (including aspects that are like/unlike existing research),
    • the rationale
    • how the idea was arrived at (with appropriate credit given to any contributors)
    • proposed method(s) and approach(es)
    • timeline
    • a preliminary budget (if possible with potential sources of funding)
    • information regarding the nominees’ ability to conduct the project (e.g. recommendation, experience in project organizing, statement of abilities, or the like)
  • Applications are limited to a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • Applications must present work that has not yet (at the time of the deadline) received funding from other sources or that has been published.
  • The fellowship recipient(s) will be required to present results according to the following schedule:
    • within two years of receiving the award, present preliminary results at an IAMCR conference (by submitting to any IAMCR section). Note in your paper submission that you are an award recipient.
    • within four years of receiving the award, present final results of the conducted project at an IAMCR conference (by submitting to any IAMCR section). Note in your paper submission that you are an award recipient.

Procedures:

2015 Climate Communication Research Award Committee

  • Anabela Carvalho (Chair) - IAMCR member, IECA Board Member, University of Minho, Portugal; author of “Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement”
  • Julie Doyle - IAMCR member, IECA board member, University of Brighton, UK; author of “Mediating Climate Change”
  • Linda Nassanga Goretti - IECA member, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Erin Sinogba - Powershift Philippines, 350.org Philippines

Send submissions to: [email protected] with "Climate Communication Research Award 2015" as the subject of your message.