Travel grants awarded

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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. They will present papers to 17 different sections and working groups. The award winners were selected from almost 100 applicants.

IAMCR expresses its sincere thanks for the interest demonstrated by all the applicants. To those who who were not selected, we wish you the best of luck in your efforts to find alternative funding. To those who were, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you in Leicester.

We also thank the many IAMCR members who contributed to the award when they paid their 2016 membership fees.

The 2016 travel grant awardees are:

  • Jorge Anaya Martínez, Mexico, UNAM, Comic Art Working Group
  • Ekaterine Basilaia, Georgia, University of Antwerp, Environment, Science and Risk Communication
  • Renata da Silva Souza, Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Community Communication Section
  • Mary Christabel Dalima, Sri Lanka, MBC/MTV, College of Journalism, Community Communication Section
  • Ifeoma Dunu, Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Participatory Communication Research Section
  • Sanabelle Ebrahim, South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Comic Art Working Group
  • Miral El Ashry, Egypt, Canadian International College, Law Section
  • Dorismilda Flores, Mexico, ITESO / UAA, Emerging Scholars Network, Community Communication Section
  • Deepti Ganapathy, India, University of Mysore, International Communication Section
  • Chun Gurung, Nepal, Kathmandu University, Crisis Communication Working Group
  • Nithila Kanagasabai, India, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Gender and Communication Section
  • Andrea Leite, Brazil, University of São Paulo, Environment, Digital Divide Working Group
  • Andrea Lorenzo Gomez, Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana, Popular Culture Working Group
  • Heba Metwally, Egypt, Cairo University, Journalism Research Education
  • Sumit Narula, India, Amity University, Media Education Research Section
  • Uma Shankar Pandey, India, Surendranath College for Women, Journalism Research and Education Section, Digital Divide Working Group
  • Trang Pham, Vietnam, University of Calgary, Communication Policy & Technology Section
  • Niranjana Prem, India, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Digital Divide Working Group
  • Azmat Rasul, Pakistan, National College of Arts, Journalism Research and Education
  • Jhessica Reia, Brazil, FGV, Emerging Scholars Network
  • Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Pakistan, Film Museum Society, Gender and Communication Section
  • Nikhil Thomas Titus, India, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Society Section
  • Damien Tomaselli, South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Comic Art Working Group
  • Elira Turdubaeva, Kyrgyzstan, American University of Central Asia, Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group
  • Chikezie Uzuegbunam, Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Emerging Scholars Network
  • Mary Wambaria, Kenya, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Media Education Research Section
  • Yaping Xu, China, China University of Political Science and Law, Visual Culture Working Group