US-Japan Foundation: Communication & Public Opinion Grants 2022


Communication and Public Opinion grants, United States – Japan Foundation for 2022. Deadlines: Letter of interest by January 15, 2022; Full application by March 1, 2022.

The United States – Japan Foundation’s grant program supports projects that seek to enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people. Technology has evolved, and the institutions and topics of conversation keep changing, but the high value of greater awareness and communication among average citizens, as well as leaders in a variety of fields from our two countries is a constant.

The Foundation will consider communication and public opinion projects that not only raise awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan, but also deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship (or are faced by the two nations). As foreign policy increasingly is subject to public opinion (and is often influenced by non-governmental actors), there is a need in both countries for increased and more diversified coverage of international news and current events, as well as strong links between certain non-government organizations (NGOs) to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

In addition, since mutual understanding between American and Japanese society requires deeper cultural knowledge, the Foundation occasionally supports documentary films, performances, exhibitions, and lectures that focus on Japanese/American culture. The Foundation also maintains grants in US-Japan Policy Studies.

KC12 Third Culture Kids Translated into Arabic

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#12: Third Culture Kids, which Anastasia Lijadi published in English in 2014, and which Mohammed Guamguami has now translated into Arabic.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC12 TCKs_ArabicLijadi, A. A. (2021). Les enfants de la troisième culture (ETC). (M. Guamguami, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 12. Available from:

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.

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U per stranieri: Interculturalism (Italy)


Researcher, Università per stranieri Dante Alighieri, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Deadline: 2 December 2021.


This three-year research project in the field of general sociology (SPS/07) will investigate the topic of interculturalism in its different dimensions and issues. The research will take into account the socio-economic problems of Calabria, a region that requires suitable support in terms of policies and interventions. The main objective is to investigate social policies related to the promotion of inclusion and the fight against inequalities, in order to identify the most appropriate tools, competences and professional profiles to tackle some of the main challenges faced by contemporary society.

U Vienna: Intercultural Philosophy (Austria)


University Professor of Intercultural Philosophy, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 12 January 2022.

At the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Intercultural Philosophy (full time, permanent position) is to be filled. The successful applicant should have a research focus in at least one of the non-European philosophies and is expected to demonstrate excellence in this area. They also require expertise in current discourses on intercultural philosophy, transcultural philosophy or cross-cultural philosophy.

Sharma: Dialogue in Action


Sharma, Sabrina. (2021). Dialogue in action. HRH Series. Independently published.

Dialogue today is more than an exchange of words, it provides the basis for the growth of human rights. Although a recognized tool in the progression of human rights, dialogue is not always what it seems. This book enables the reader to delve into the realm of “Dialogue,” encompassing differing perspectives and practices. If you love other cultures, meeting new people and traveling – this book from the HRH Series is for you!

The Human Rights Hub Series focuses on Human Rights aspects essential for consideration today. In doing so, it causes us to examine our existing perceptions and to challenge normative views. Books in the HRH Series are designed with ease in mind. Using clear, simple language and manageable size, it is the perfect companion to your briefcase or handbag and can be taken anywhere for a great read.

Sabrina Sharma was born in the United Kingdom, spent her childhood in Fiji and Australia, and has also lived in the Middle East. She has a background in Law as a Barrister to The High Court of Fiji and has practiced in human rights law there for close to two decades. Much of her community work has involved rural areas of Fiji, fostering relations, dialogues and empowerment for women who have been survivors of domestic violence and young single mothers. Now in Australia, she continues her work providing empowering programs with education and skills for women via online platforms.

Fulbright Schuman Program (EU to USA)

FulbrightsThe Fulbright Schuman Program awards scholarships to European citizens for research in the United States, with a focus on EU affairs/policy or the US-EU transatlantic agenda. Deadline: 1 December 2021.

The Fulbright Schuman Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and is jointly financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Grants can be awarded to candidates from any of the 27 EU member states for a period up to one academic year (9 months) and are open to all academic fields, however, the topic of research must have a strong EU component. Awards are available to conduct research, or lecture on a topic that is relevant to US-EU relations, EU affairs/policy, or EU institutions and shows relevancy to at least two EU member states. Projects that do not meet this requirement should be submitted through the local Fulbright Program in the applicant’s country of citizenship. Candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university or a non-profit research institution.

There are grants for predoctoral research, postdoctoral research, international educators, and innovation.

John Carter Brown Library: Multiple Fellowships 2022-23 (USA and Online)


Multiple Short- and Long-term Fellowships, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Deadline: January 15, 2022.

The John Carter Brown Library (an independent library on the campus of Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island) awards over forty fellowships annually to scholars engaged in research the history of the colonial Americas, North and South, including all aspects of African, European, and Native American engagements in both global and comparative contexts.

During the pandemic, the JCB will award both residential and remote fellowship support. There is a wide variety of opportunities: short-term (2-4 months), long-term (5-10 months), fellowships for researchers in Mexico (2-4 months), remote short-term (2-4 months), and more.

Reuters NEXT: Virtual Global Conference (UK but Online)

EventsReuters NEXT: Virtual Global Conference, UK but online, December 1-3, 2021.

2022 will be a defining year. Reuters NEXT brings together global leaders and forward-thinkers to inspire, drive action and accelerate a new approach to the challenges we face in the year ahead. The last year two years have transformed the way in which we understand business, markets, society and the environment. Today, new thinking is required. No country, company or community can tackle this future alone. To build a better world, thinkers and doers must come together to share ideas, collaborate and act. At a time when the truth has never been more important, Reuters draws on its global reach to host diverse voices from around the world who will examine topics from different perspectives, bringing their passion, experience and expertise to find new ways forward.

Major topics include: Policy for progress, Business of growth, A sustainable future, Radical redesign, and A fairer world. See the detailed agenda for the list of world leaders who will be participating.

KC7 Intergroup Relations (IGR) Dialogue Translated into Arabic

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC7: Intergroup Relations (IGR) Dialogue, which Sherry Perlmutter Bowen wrote in English in 2014, and which Mohammed Guamguami has now translated into Arabic.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC7 IGR Dialogue_ArabicBowen, S. P. (2021). Le dialogue de relations intergroupes. (M. Guamguami, Trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 7. Available from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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IÉSEG School of Management: Intercultural Communication (France)

“JobAssistant, Associate or Full Professor of Intercultural Communication / Management, IÉSEG School of Management, Lille, France. Deadline: 6 December 2021.

In response to its continuous growth, IÉSEG School of Management invites applications for one full-time permanent position (starting September 2022) in Intercultural Communication/Management at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level (Lille Campus). The selected candidate will be a part of the Department of “People, Organizations and Negotiation”. The department consists of around 30 full-time academic staff who teach and perform research in the areas of Human Resources Management, Organization Studies, Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management.

They are looking for applicants who are willing to contribute to the school’s continuous development of its particular approach to intercultural communication and the development of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) at all levels of the institution through teaching, training and research. He/she will be involved in the different activities of the Intercultural Track that has been created with the objective of consolidating and further developing the existing elements and evaluating their effectiveness at the school level. These activities are related to teaching students, training staff, and research. The candidate is expected to have a major role in implementing these activities with the existing team, and monitoring their effectiveness.

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