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Travel Grants

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2016 travel grant recipients

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IAMCR offers travel grants of up to US$ 1,500 each to members who are early-stage scholars and would otherwise be unable to attend our conferences.

Applicants must have been IAMCR members for at least one full year (i.e. it must be at least their second year as a member of the association), reside in a low or middle income country (see IAMCR's country classification list), and have an abstract accepted for full presentation at the conference. Details, including deadlines and procedures for applying, are announced early each year on the website, newsletter, mailing lists and various social media.

Below are some messages and articles we have received from past travel grant recipients. Please consider making a donation to the travel grant fund. It's a great way to encourage emerging scholars and new perspectives within IAMCR.

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Chikezie Uzuegbunam was at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria when he applied for a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2016 in Leicester but has since relocated to the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In this article he talks about what IAMCR and the travel grants have meant to him and his career.
Andrea Lorenzo (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico) presented her paper "Configuring collective identities of young indigenous in contexts of migration and returnees" to the Popular Culture Working Group.
Dorismilda Flores Márquez, of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente and the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (Mexico), received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2016 in Leicester. She presented papers to the Emerging Scholars Section and the Community Communication Section.
A record number of 27 travel grants worth almost US$40,000 have been offered to early-stage scholars who are members of IAMCR from low and middle income countries. The winners include 19 women and 8 men from 13 different countries. The list of winners is published on the IAMCR website.
This year, twenty-six travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing, reside in low and middle income countries and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Leicester, UK. Of these, ten grants will be funded by the Leicester local organising committee and sixteen by IAMCR.
The grants are intended to help offset the travel costs of IAMCR members who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference.
Applications will be accepted from mid-February until 15 April 2016.
Patricia Lima is a health communication researcher in Paraguay's Ministry of Public Health. She received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and to present her paper, "Patterns and risk communication issues during the contingency against Chikungunya in print media of Paraguay, from June to October 2014" to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group.
K.S. Mochish is a Doctoral Fellow at the School of Media and Cultural Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. He received a travel grant to present the paper "Negotiating Gender and Caste Publicly: An Analysis of the Struggles of a Woman Tribal Leader in Wayanad, India" to the Gender and Communication Section.
Luíza Alvim was temporarily employed as a lecturer in communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil when she received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. She presented her paper, “Rhythms of images and sounds: an analysis of films by Robert Bresson”, in the Visual Culture Working Group.
Nelly Lara, a PhD student in the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. Her paper, Discursive practices of women artists in Mexico City's Hip Hop culture, was presented in the Gender and Communication Section.
Sanchari De, a research scholar at Jadavpur University in India, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her paper Political Mobilization and the Network of Shared Cultural Connectivity: An Attempt to Locate The Shahbag Movement in Bangladesh beyond the Realm of Virtual Sphere to the Emerging Scholars Network.


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