Lisle International: Global Seed Grant Program 2023

GrantsGlobal Seed Grants, Lisle International, Leander, TX, USA. Deadlines: Last date to Request to apply: 1 August 2023; Completed application: 1 September 2023.

Do you have a project idea that will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for shared learning? Lisle International provides Global Seed Grants to support innovative projects which advance intercultural understanding through shared experiences, with the goal of creating a more just social order. Projects may seek to bridge a variety of community divides, including ethnic, cultural, religious, racial or gender perspectives, anywhere in the world.

Lisle International was an early pioneer in intercultural education programming, beginning with US projects in 1936 and expanding internationally in 1952. Since 2004, Lisle has focused on providing small “seed grants” to support programs fostering intercultural understanding.

Grants of $500 to $5,000 are available to innovative projects that match the mission of Lisle. Lisle awards between three and eight grants each year to projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

German Chancellor Fellowships 2023 (Germany)

FellowshipsGerman Chancellor Fellowships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Deadline: 15 October 2023.

“We are searching the leaders of tomorrow. Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, South Africa or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step of your career.”

UNIC: Dignified Spaces in a Plural Europe

Intercultural Pedagogy

Dignified spaces in a plural Europe, the European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition (UNIC), Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

UNIC is offering a multi-campus seminar, Dignified spaces in a plural Europe: On the (in)visibility of cultural and religious communities in post-industrial cities.

“Cultural and religious communities, and particularly minorities, can only live with dignity if they have a “space.” To literally make space for people is a prerequisite for living together in our diverse urban centers. If dignity includes the possibility of self-determined action, these spaces must be designable and usable in a self-determined way.

This class focuses on politically, socially, and spatially marginalized communities in the urban centers of the UNIC universities and their access to dignified spaces. Of particular interest are cultural and religious communities that come to Europe through migration and international link- ages and that need specific places and spaces that serve as meeting places to preserve cultural and religious identity. While the traditional church buildings in the inner cities are often used less and less for religious purposes, migrant communities only find space in the periphery of the cities – in former factory halls or as ‘subtenants’ in other church buildings.”

“The UNIC University originated as an alliance between ten universities, but endeavors to be a leading international institution that celebrates its European origins, while remaining an open an inclusive environment for all types of learners.” It is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU. (About UNIC)  

For further information about the course, see:
Çelik Rappas, I. A., Bauer, K., Kapalo, J. A., & Radermacher, M.. (2022). Dignified spaces in European cities: A co-teaching experiment. Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture, 7(3).

HIBLend Survey on Blended Student Mobility (Finland)


HIBLend survey on Blended Student Mobility practices, Academic Cooperation Association, funded by the EU. Deadline: 7 July 2023.

CID followers are asked to complete this survey if they have relevant experience.

“This questionnaire has been prepared in the framework of the HIBLend project “Fostering high-quality blended student mobility in higher education” funded under the Erasmus+ programme. HIBLend aims to build the capacity of higher education institutions to design and deliver quality blended mobility opportunities for students through the exchange of good practice and peer learning. The project is coordinated by the Academic Cooperation Association and implemented in close collaboration with the European University Foundation, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders, Masaryk University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The aim of this survey is to map different approaches to blended student mobility in the post-Covid context. For the purpose of this questionnaire, blended mobility is understood as an international learning activity consisting of a physical mobility experience and a complementary virtual learning component delivered prior, during or after the physical mobility stage.

Common examples of blended student mobility include Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) for students funded under the Erasmus+ programme or other types of blended short-term study mobility activities funded at the EU, national or institutional level (e.g., summer schools).

This survey targets any administrative or academic staff actively involved in the design or delivery of blended mobility activities at the central or faculty/department level (e.g., International Mobility Coordinators, study programme coordinators, teachers/professors, e-learning consultants, methodological advisors, quality assurance officers, IRO, IT officers).

The questionnaire consists of four major parts encompassing: (a) background information on the respondents, (b) motivation for the set-up of a blended mobility activity, (c) delivery mode, and (d) challenges to implementation and impact. The questionnaire is in English language, please provide all of your answers in English language only. It takes ca. 20 minutes to complete this questionnaire.”

U Southampton: Applied Linguistics (UK)

“JobLecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University of Southampton, UK. Deadline: 13 June 2023.

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship in Applied Linguistics with an expertise in digital communication available from 1st September 2023 on a permanent basis. They are seeking to complement the department with a new appointment to enhance their research and teaching profile in the area of digital communication or adjacent specialisms such as discourse studies, linguistic ethnography, linguistic anthropology or sociolinguistics specialising on communication and discourse in digital media.

You will join the vibrant and diverse Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics that has recently launched the unique interdisciplinary BA Language Culture and Communication, combining the study of languages with ethnography, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, as well as digital and non-digital communication. The program is based within the School of Humanities, which has recently invested in Digital Humanities to grow expertise and infrastructure in digital humanities approaches across humanities disciplines.

City, U of London: Fellow in Transnational Experiential Learning (UK)

“JobFellow in Transnational Experiential Learning, City, University of London, UK. Deadline: 1 June 2023.

The Fellow will be the project lead in developing City Law School’s global or transnational collaborative and experiential learning. Working in partnership with the Associate Dean for Partnerships and the Professions and the Director of the City Community Legal Advice Centre, the Fellow will devise, pilot, resource, and implement transnational experiential learning opportunities, tailored to the needs of City Law School students, by forging one or more global partnerships with law schools in countries with transitional economies.

The school is looking for a graduate in law with experience of designing and delivering transnational experiential legal education, and experience of securing external funding to support experiential legal education. They should also have experience of teaching and assessing in one or more core law subjects in the undergraduate curriculum at The City Law School.

FH Kärnten: Italian Language (Austria)

“JobSenior Lecturer for Italian language, Intercultural Management, FH Kärnten (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), Austria. Deadline: 11 June 2023.

Your tasks:

  • Independent teaching of Italian as a foreign language, Italian for specific purposes in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs with international and German-speaking student groups
  • Scientific collaboration and research in the area of teaching subjects and projects
  • Coordination with internal and external cooperation partners
  • Administrative tasks within the School of Management
  • Contribution to the academic profile of the faculty

Your profile:

  • Completed Master’s or doctoral degree (e.g. Romance studies, Linguistics, Italian studies or similiar)
  • Qualification in teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
  • Relevant teaching experience in an intercultural context with multilingual groups of learners
  • Excellent knowledge of Italian (native speaker or native-like level C2 according to CEFR)
  • Very good knowledge of English (min. level C1 in W/S)
  • Very good knowledge of German (min. level C1 in W/S)
  • Experience in hybrid and online teaching
  • Scientific and methodological-didactic competences
  • Interest in further academic development
  • Ideally project management skills
  • Ideally publications on linguistics, foreign language didactics (Italian), interculturality
  • Willingness to familiarize yourself with new topics
  • Ability to communicate and resolve conflicts
  • Excellent digital literacy skills and the usual Office programs
  • High level of motivation and interest, strong communication and teamwork skills as well as very good time and self-management, willingness to learn, flexibility and ability to work under pressure are required for this position

Using Radio for ICD: Common Voices Radio (Germany)

Applied ICD

Common Voices Radio: multilingual Radio for Halle and surroundings, Halle, Germany.

“Common Voices Radio is a radio show made by refugees and migrants in Halle and surroundings. We’ll pick up questions, issues and problems which are relevant for refugees and discuss them on air. Together we want to use the radio as a bridge in order to create a more sympathetic community…Who’s going to support me in case I don’t understand the latest letter from Ausländerbehörde (foreigners‘ registration office)? Where can I find a language course without charge? What do I bring along if I’m invited to a birthday party by German friends? Send us your questions and we’ll answer them on the radio. or find us on Facebook!”

Common Voices Radio was highlighted as an example of good practices by the Council of Europe’s Spaces of Inclusion report.

CRASSH: Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South (UK)

FellowshipsVisiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South: Ecologies in Place, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 20 June 2023.

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge is starting a new programme of funded Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South. The purpose of these Fellowships is to provide opportunities for scholars working at higher education institutions in the Global South to exchange ideas with other researchers based at CRASSH and elsewhere in the University of Cambridge and to draw benefit from access to the University’s collections and resources. It is hoped that these visits will lead on to future collaborations and exchanges.

For 2024, CRASSH will partner with the Consortium for the Global South at Cambridge. Applications are invited from scholars whose research is connected to the theme of Ecologies in Place, which is one of the Consortium’s research streams. Applicants should note, however, that their research may focus on any ‘place’, not only one that is located within the Global South.

Applications are welcomed from scholars carrying out research on any topic connected to the broad themes of sustainability, human-environmental interactions, resource management, and the differential impacts of climate change. Applicants should primarily be working within the arts, humanities, or social sciences, but interdisciplinary approaches that involve collaboration with the sciences or engineering are also very welcome. Up to three Visiting Fellows will be selected each year from different countries in the Global South.

There are other visiting fellowships possible at CRASSH, but they must be self-funded.

UNESCO: Intercultural Dialogue Talks

Intercultural Pedagogy

UNESCO. (14 October 2022). Intercultural Dialogue Talks. Paris, France: UNESCO.

UNESCO introduces a series of public events titled “Intercultural Dialogue Talks” to showcase powerful stories of how cross-cultural understanding can help societies tackle our biggest shared challenges more effectively. In this film, three exciting stories, are recounted by individuals/real-life practitioners who shared their personal journeys, demonstrating the power of intercultural dialogue through their personal experiences.

The videos highlight three speakers: Fadzi Whande, Tareq Hadhad, and Inma Martinez, introduced by Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO.

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