Seventeen travel grants to defray the cost of attending IAMCR 2018 will help early-stage scholars who are members of IAMCR from low and middle income countries. The winners include 12 women and 5 men from 13 different countries. Two of the grants were funded by generous donations from IAMCR members who asked that their names not be published.
Update: Eighteen travel grants have been offered to IAMCR members from 13 lower income countries. Sixteen of the grants were funded with a portion of IAMCR membership fees. Two additional grants were provided by generous donations of generous donations by IAMCR members who asked that their names not be announced.
The Dipak De Travel Grant for Early-career South Asian Scholars was established in 2018 to honour the memory of Professor Dipak De. Dipak was a valued member and supporter of IAMCR, having served as a member of the International Council and of the Finance Committee, where he arranged the association's annual audit over a span of several years. In 2015 he was awarded the association's Distinguished Contribution Award.
Camila Garcia Kieling is a PhD candidate in Social Communication at the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In this note she reflects on the multilingual nature of IAMCR 2017 and volunteers to help ensure that future IAMCR conferences are at least bilingual.
Karthik Kamalanathan, a PhD Student at the University of Hyderabad in India, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2017. He presented his paper "The Public Discourse on Child Nutrition: A Case of Augmented Silence in South India" to the Emerging Scholars Network.
Nithila Kanagasabai is a Doctoral Fellow at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She received a travel grant to present her papers, "Subject Transformations: New Media, New Feminist Discourses" to the Gender and Communication Section, and "Online Misogyny in the Age of Neoliberalism" in the Journalism Research and Education Section at IAMCR's 2017 conference in Cartagena, Colombia. She also received a travel grant to attend the 2016 conference in Leicester, UK.
Willemien Calitz is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa currently researching China-Africa and the media. She was awarded an IAMCR travel grant to present two papers: "Influences on South African and Chinese journalists covering China’s human rights and sustainable development record" to the Emerging Scholars Network and "From Rhino Poaching to Mining: The Coverage of China’s Human Rights and Sustainability Record in South African Media" to the International Communication Section. She wrote us with her reflections on IAMCR 2017.
Trang Pham is a resident of Vietnam and PhD candidate at the University of Calgary. She received a travel grant to present her paper, "Vietnam’s Broadband Internet - Farmers’ Agency vs. Public Discourse: A Case Study to Extend Social Construction of Technology Theories in the South" to the Communication Policy and Technology Section at IAMCR's 2017 conference in Cartagena, Colombia. She also received a travel grant to attend the 2016 conference in Leicester, UK
Twenty travel grants to defray the cost of attending IAMCR 2017 have been offered to early-stage scholars who are members of IAMCR from low and middle income countries. The winners include 14 women and 6 men from 12 different countries. The grants are worth more than US$27,000. One of the grants was funded by an anonymous donor.
Sixteen travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing of IAMCR, reside in low and middle income countries and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Cartagena, Colombia.