IAMCR Travel Grants Announced

istanbulIAMCR has awarded 9 travel grants worth up to US$ 1,750 each to members who will be attending and presenting papers at the 2011 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 13-17 July 2011. The grants will go towards offsetting the cost of participating in the conference.

All of the awardees are from low-income countries, are 35 years of age or younger as of 13 July 2011, and have abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference.

The travel grants have been awarded to:

Inesa Birbilaite (Lithuania)
Topic of Climate Change in Communication and Media Research: Reviewing Scientific Literature
Emerging Scholars Network

Tania Lucía Cobos (Mexico)
Interactivity in the Latin American Digital Newspapers
Participatory Communication Research Section

Sholpan Kozhamkulova (Kazakhstan)
Different Reporting Camps: Cultural Patterns and Agenda-Setting in Newspaper Coverage in Kazakhstan
Media, Religion & Culture Working Group

Maani Mabel (India)
Common Service Centers and E-governance Services: A Study in a Rural Community
Digital Divide Working Group

Taryn Mackay (South Africa)
Misleading SA
Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Society Section

Leonardo Menezes (Brazil)
Participation and Audiovisual Narratives in the Multimedia Magazine Viva Favela
Participatory Communication Research Section

Joseph Muyungata (Malawi)
Religion, Fidelity and Social Networks: Technology Assisted Infidelity. A Case on Face book Chats
Media, Religion & Culture Working Group

MC Rasmin (Sri Lanka)
Internet Community Radio in Sri Lanka; Challenges and Opportunities
Digital Divide Working Group

Ravindra Kumar Vemula (India)
Representation and Social Construction of HIV/AIDS in the Mainstream Hindi Cinema in India: A Study on the Discourses of Normative Sexual Health
Communication and HIV/AIDS Working Group

An additional grant was offered to a student from last year's host, the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. The grant was split and was awarded to:

Carla Cerqueira (Portugal)
Gender in the Newsroom Agenda: Notes on the (Mis)Understandings in the International Women’s Day and the Women’s Feminist Movements in Portugal

Paulo Salgado (Portugal)
Football and Reputation Management: The Role of Online Communication Platforms