The 2014 UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant

Funded by the Urban Communication Foundation, this grant will support communication and media research that advances our understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It is predicated on the assumption that communication scholars have a valuable contribution to make to an understanding of the urban landscape. The grant is open to all IAMCR members in good standing.

The €1500 grant is designed to support research already in progress or in the beginning stages. It gives priority to projects that feature innovative, inter-disciplinary, applied, and creative approaches to studying the central role of communication in the transformation of urban cultures and communities.

A 5-person committee consisting of three IAMCR members and two Urban Communication Foundation representatives will judge the proposals. IAMCR representatives in the committee are Aimée Vega Montiel, Cees Hamelink and Nico Carpentier. Urban Communication Foundation representatives are Gary Gumpert and Susan Drucker.

The grant will be awarded each year at the annual IAMCR Conference, this year scheduled for Hyderabad, India, July 15-19, 2014. Grant winners are expected to attend the conference and to report to IAMCR and the UCF on the progress of their research at the following year's conference.

Application Procedure

Submit the application electronically to UrbanCommunication [at]

Applications will be accepted until April 5, 2014

The complete application must include:

  1. A letter of application, not exceeding two pages, that describes the proposed research or research already in progress, the significance of the work to urban communication, and the methodology to be employed.  A description of any special funding needs is also welcome (e.g. travel, research assistants, technical support).

  2. A current CV

  3. A sample of applicant's work relevant to the proposed research

NOTE: Your email application must have Urban Communication in the subject line

The grant winner will be announced by May 5, 2014.