Urban Communication Research Grant
Applications are now being received for the 2016 *Urban Communication
Research Grant*. The grant is offered by the International Association
for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Urban Communication Foundation (UCF). It is worth EURO 1,500 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment.
Funded by the Urban Communication Foundation <http://urbancomm.org/>,
this grant 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 Euro 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 Nico Carpentier (Chair), Aimee Vega and Cees Hamelink. Urban Communication Foundation representatives are Gary Gumpert and Susan Drucker.
The grant is awarded each year at the annual IAMCR Conference, this year scheduled for Leicester, UK July 27-31, 2016. Grant winners are expected to attend the conference and present a paper related to urban
communication. They must also report to IAMCR and the UCF on the
progress of their research at the following year’s conference, and
submit a paper for this conference.
Submit the application electronically to UrbanCommunication2016 [at]
*Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2016.*
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
The grant winner will be announced by *May 15, 2016*.