Travel Grants

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IAMCR offers travel grants of up to US$ 1,500 each to members who are early-stage scholars and would otherwise be unable to attend our conferences.

Applicants must have been IAMCR members for at least one full year (i.e. it must be at least their second year as a member of the association), reside in a low or middle income country (see IAMCR's country classification list), and have an abstract accepted for full presentation at the conference. Details, including deadlines and procedures for applying, are announced early each year on the website, newsletter, mailing lists and various social media.

Below are some messages and articles we have received from past travel grant recipients. Please consider making a donation to the travel grant fund. It's a great way to encourage emerging scholars and new perspectives within IAMCR.

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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...
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.
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.