Yaping Xu is a lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. She received a travel grant to present her paper, "The Intersubjective Knowledge-Production on the Great-Leap-Forward Famine in Chinese Oral History Documentary Films", to the Visual Culture Working Group at IAMCR's 2016 conference in Leicester.
Deepti Ganapathy is an independent researcher and adjunct professor at the University of Mysore, India. She was awarded an IAMCR travel grant to present her paper to the International Communication Section at IAMCR 2016 in Leicester.
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.