U Loughborough Fulbright Award

FulbrightsThe 2019-20 Fulbright Loughborough Scholar Award is now open for applications with a deadline of 1st August, 2018.

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research and/or teaching/lecturing in any subject, in any of (or a combination of) Loughborough research-active departments. The appointment will be for a period of 3-12 months – to be determined by the applicants and their host school. Candidates will be selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

NOTE: Many other Fulbright opportunities are available, whether in the UK, or in the rest of the world.

CMMI CosmoKidz Expansion to 8-15 Year Olds

Job adsThe Coordinated Management of Meaning Institute (CMMI) is asking for help:

“We created CosmoKidz as one way to help young children develop relational awareness and skills. By now, we have more than four years’ worth of research to confirm what we thought: It works!

CosmoKidz only covers the age group from 4-7 year olds and now we want to go beyond. We imagine creating something for the 8-11 year olds—CosmoTweenz—and for the 12-15 year olds— CosmoTeenz. The social challenges for each of these age groups will most probably vary, and we need their own words, stories, experiences to describe what they are struggling with in their social world. This is where we need your help!

If you are close to children/young people in these age groups, either as a parent, friend, relative, or in a professional manner, and you’d like to offer ideas we’d love to hear from you. If you see this as an opportunity to work collaboratively with us we’d also love to hear from you. Our next steps offer some exciting research opportunities as well as significant opportunities for developing new teaching aids.

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How to “Join” CID

About CIDRecently, more people have been asking how to “join” CID. As there is no membership fee, this turns into a question about how to join the CID community.  More details are provided on the What We Do page, but here’s a brief summary.

To start, learn about the group; read About CIDWho we areWhat we do, skim through the CID missionhistory, and/or read our brochureFAQ, or Wikipedia entry.

Then, see how it can be useful to you, and you to the group. Look over the publications to see if you want to use some of what’s here, or notice a gap where you can contribute something new. If you’re fluent in a language other than English, and want to translate any of the concepts, case studies, or posters, or if you’re able to review translations by others, send an email. Once you contribute something, you have earned a researcher profile on the site, which helps others find out about you. If you’re a student (up to and including doctoral level), submit a video to the CID Video Competition (deadline: May 31, 2018). If you’re faculty, tell your students about the competition.

If this looks like a helpful organization for you, sign up through WordPress directly (either through your own WP site if you have one, or through email – top right of page on a computer screen, bottom on a smart phone) or subscribe using any of the social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube. Any of these adds you to the list of people notified when a new post appears; none of them adds you to a listserve (there isn’t one). None of your information is shared with any other organization.

Open U Job Ad: Applied Linguistics (UK)

Job adsProfessor in Languages and Applied Linguistics, The Open University – Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS). Deadline: 23 May 2018.

Based in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at the Open University, the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics offers modules and qualifications in Modern Languages, English Language and Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, English for Academic Purposes, and Intercultural Communication. We are especially interested in candidates doing research in areas relating to

  • Technology-enhanced language learning
  • Language learning and teaching
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication

U Liege Postdoc and PHD Scholarships (Belgium)

PostdocsTwo PhD Scholarships and One Postdoctoral Scholarship on Migrants’ Social Protection Strategies, Université de Liège (Belgium), Faculty of Social Sciences (FaSS), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM). Deadline: June 4, 2018.

Applications are invited for scholarships to work at doctoral and post-doctoral level as part of the Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe project (MiTSoPro).

  1. Two doctoral positions: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years (with possible extension)

  2. One post-doctoral position: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years

Dublin City U Job Ads and PHD Scholarships (UK)

Job adsInternational Language Tutors, School of Applied Languages and International Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University. Deadline: 25 May 2018.

SALIS, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Dublin City University is a world leader in applied language and translation studies. DCU is also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for modern languages. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our provision in Applied Languages by recruiting seven new international language tutors: French (2 posts), Spanish, German, Japanese, and Chinese.

SALIS is a multilingual and multicultural School. We currently offer French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as full subjects on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. We have a long-running PhD programme, and staff research specialisms in applied linguistics, translation studies, and intercultural studies.

NOTE: Dublic City University is also advertising a position for Assistant Professor in Multimedia, same deadline, and PHD scholarships at SALIS, with a deadline of 28 May 2018.

Using Technology to Aid Migration: MigApp

Applied ICDWith 250 million international migrants, and 750 million internal migrants, 1 in 7 people in the world now is a migrant (MigApp Data Sheet, 2017). The International Organization for Migration (IOM, the UN migration agency) has developed MigApp to provide a platform for migrants to use in sharing their experiences, as well as to access verified and accurate information. Migrants also gain a translation tool to use with healthcare professionals and a low-cost way to transfer money (necessary because international migrants from developing countries send home over USD$600 billion annually.). Governments gain a platform to use in directly informing migrants of policies, such as visa regulations. IOM gains a tool to get information about their programs directly to migrants, learn what information is most useful, and what else is needed by the population they serve.

IOM Definition of “Migrant”“IOM defines a migrant as any person who is moving or has moved across an international border or within a State away from his/her habitual place of residence, regardless of (1) the person’s legal status; (2) whether the movement is voluntary or involuntary; (3) what the causes for the movement are; or (4) what the length of the stay is. IOM concerns itself with migrants and migration‐related issues and, in agreement with relevant States, with migrants who are in need of international migration services.”

CID Video Competition: Only 2 Weeks to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open. The first set of entries have already been submitted and the first judges have agreed to serve. Two weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID is running its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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RAI Visiting Scholars (UK)

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is able to act as academic host to a small number of Visiting Scholars for short periods of research using the RAI Collection (archival, photographic and film material). Research visits must be individually arranged with the RAI.

Prospective Visiting Scholars must provide academic credentials and must arrange their own travel, accommodation and funding; the RAI can provide limited work space and supervision, subject to capacity. A small supervision fee may be charged in appropriate cases. It may be possible to arrange linked access to research facilities elsewhere in London.

Enquiries are particularly welcome from scholars based outside the UK.

CFP Ethnography with a Twist (Finland)

Call for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: August 31, 2018.

Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Organizers welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.