One of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue’s early projects was to distribute micro-grants to support intercultural dialogue. These were funded by member associations of the Council of Communication Associations, CID’s parent organization.
Micro-grants were designed to support either or both of the two types of activities described in the mission of the Center: to study of intercultural dialogues by Communication scholars, and/or to participate in intercultural dialogue through academic interactions between scholars based in different countries, or different linguistic and cultural regions. The goal was to encourage new international and intercultural collaborative research by providing enough funding to offset the cost of airfare (up to $1000) to join a new colleagues based in a different country. Those who won awards were able to obtain matching grants from their universities to defray additional costs.
In 2012, the National Communication Association allocated $5000 to be distributed as micro-grants for intercultural dialogue through CID. A competition was held, applications were submitted and reviewed, and five projects were funded. Project descriptions are available on the site, along with final reports by the award winners:
In 2014, another $3000 was made available by the Association for Business Communication, for a second set of micro-grants. Again, project descriptions are available on the site, along with final reports by the award winners:
(Olena Zelikovska also was awarded funding, but was unable to complete her project.)