Section and Working Group Project Fund

IAMCR makes funds available to projects undertaken by its formal committees and task forces. The objectives of the fund are:

  • Primary objective: Support the activities of the committee or task force in relation to the realization of its remit
  • Secondary objective 1: Allow the committee or task force to expand its activities (within the framework of its remit).
  • Secondary objective 2: Increase the participation of IAMCR members in the committee and task force

Examples of the types of projects able to receive funding include:

  • committee/task force advocacy and (internal and external) outreach activities
  • events (expert workshops, training sessions, etc.)
  • publications (books and/or journals), etc.
With the global pandemic restricting face-to-face events in 2020, resulting in the cancellation of many initiatives of Sections and Working Groups (S/WG) and Committees and Task Forces (C/TF), IAMCR is committed to boosting the S/WG and C/TF Funds in 2021 with an extra funding round in May and additional funds for publication projects.
Proposals for Section and Working Group projects should be submitted by the Chair of the respective Section or Working Group. Joint proposals from two or more Section and/or Working Groups are also welcome. This article explains the conditions and procedures for applying for funds and includes a downloadable application form.
Three projects submitted to the IAMCR Sections and Working Group Fund in the September 2018 round have been accepted for funding.
The Public Service Media Policies Working Group organised an IAMCR post-conference, “Public Service Media in a Time of Global Reordering: Sustainability, Reinvention and Extension”, on 25 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The post-conference was organised in collaboration with the Global PSM Experts Network.
Six projects were recently selected to receive seed funding from an IAMCR programme that seeks to support activities that benefit the association and its membership.
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) Section had a project accepted for funding by the Section and Working Group Project Fund. The USD 2,000 grant will be used to partially fund two events: an IAMCR 2017 pre-conference "Participatory Advertising: A global approach with a Latin American focus" and "Imagine Europe: Virtual Reality (VR) Performance and Panel Discussion".
The Participatory Communication Research Section had a project accepted for funding by the Section and Working Group Project Fund. The GBP 1,000 grant was used to partially fund an IAMCR 2016 pre-conference Communication for development: building knowledge, skills and criticality in the field
Three projects prepared by IAMCR Sections and Working Group have been accepted for funding.