EWHA-KACA Research Award

EWHA-KACA RESEARCH AWARD

Ewha Womans University, Division of Communication and Media (EWHA) and The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) jointly award outstanding research proposals focusing on Korea-related communication and/or media studies. A total of $3,500 will be awarded to the winning recipient(s). Ideally, one or two faculty-led projects (faculty as a PI) will be competitively selected to receive up to $3,500. The half of the award will be distributed at the beginning of the award cycle (August 2017) and the remaining half will be distributed at the completion of the study within two years (August 2019). The research findings should be presented at one of the KACA research sessions at NCA, ICA, or AEJMC in 2018 or 2019.

All material must be submitted electronically to the Award Committee Chair, Dr. Joonghwa Lee, by April 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

RESEARCH TOPIC

Any topic that advances Korea-related communication and/or media research is eligible for the award. Proposals must emphasize contributions to relevant research streams and the Korean society in general. All methods, whether qualitative or quantitative, are welcomed.

ELIGIBILITY

Any full-time faculty member who is currently teaching, researching or studying communication or media in North America, Korea, or elsewhere is eligible to apply. To be considered for the award, the PI should be a KACA member as of April 15, 2017. In other words, an applicant should be a KACA member at the time of a proposal submission. Members of the KACA Executive Committee (2015-2017) are not eligible to apply. NOTE: EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO ONE PROPOSAL.

Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

The Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields.

ELIGIBILITY
Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations.

AWARD AND CRITERIA
An award of $1000 is given to “the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations”—a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight. Please note that an individual or group may submit to only one SPSSI paper award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) per year.

HOW TO APPLY
APPLY ONLINE NOW!  Online submissions are the preferred method.  Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online.  Please submit the paper or article and a cover letter listing full contact information for the author who will be notified upon final decision.

DEADLINE
This is an annual award. Applications for the next review must be received by March 1st, 2017.

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Nominate an extraordinary person, project, or organization — or yourself — in recognition of notable contributions to equality for women and girls.

Nominations for the 2017 award will be accepted August 1 – November 15, 2016.

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls. The award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, education and research, and legal and legislative work in equality for women and girls. While the award focuses on education, the recipient need not be an educator.

Global Pluralism Award 2016

The new Global Pluralism Award recognizes pluralism in action. It celebrates the extraordinary achievements of organizations, individuals and governments who are tackling the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity.

The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations, governments and businesses of any nationality. Through their remarkable and sustained achievements, awardees contribute to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected.

Three awardees will be given $50,000 each to further their work in support of pluralism. Award funds must be used for non-profit activities. Awardees will be required to submit a budget with the proposed way in which the funds will be used.

Presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism, an international research and education centre located in Ottawa, Canada, the Award aims to

  • Raise the international profile of pluralism, defined as a principle of respect for diversity,
  • Identify and disseminate innovative and successful approaches to pluralism globally, and
  • Recognize and raise the profile of exemplary organizations, individuals or other entities seeking to advance pluralism.

A wide range of disciplines
Nominees must demonstrate remarkable and sustained achievement in any of the wide range of disciplines related to pluralism. These disciplines include:
*legal reform
*human rights
*democracy promotion
*social cohesion
*education
*ethnic relations
*conflict resolution
*peacebuilding
*migration and integration
Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list.

International Nominees
Eligible nominees from all countries are eligible, including:
*individuals (e.g. artists, journalists, academics, policy-makers, filmmakers, etc.);
*civil society organizations (e.g. professional associations, faith-based organizations, labour unions, non-profit research or educational institutions, local community groups, non-governmental organizations, foundations, think tanks, etc.);
*social enterprises;
*corporations;
*educational, research and policy institutions (public or private);
*local/municipal, regional or federal/national branches of governments, etc.
Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list.

Do you know a pluralism champion?
Award nominations are now being accepted. Nominate or apply before the August 31, 2016 deadline. Nominations for the Award can only be submitted online. Nominations are accepted from nominators or candidates themselves.

The international jury of experts selecting the awardees is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada.

Intercultural Innovation Award finalists

The BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) announce finalists for the Intercultural Innovation Award

Ten initiatives have been named finalists by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group for the Intercultural Innovation Award. The selection process was highly competitive, with close to 1000 applications received from 120 countries.

The projects selected come from all over the world, representing countries across five continents and underlining the importance of the Intercultural Innovation Award and its commitment to the worldwide promotion of intercultural diversity and understanding.

By supporting sustainable and innovative, intercultural grassroots initiatives with the potential for expansion and replication, the Intercultural Innovation Award aims to contribute to peace and to building more inclusive societies. Launched in 2011, the Intercultural Innovation Award is the result of a unique public-private partnership between the UNAOC and the BMW Group.

During one year, the selected initiatives can enjoy invaluable expert know-how and resources from the BMW Group and UNAOC. In addition to receiving monetary support, the finalists will have the opportunity to participate in training activities and workshops covering diverse subjects such as strategy and planning, implementation analysis and media training, as well as to become a part of an “Intercultural Leaders” network.

The final rankings will be announced during the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25-27, 2016. The official award ceremony will take place on 26 April.

This year’s selected organizations and their social impact focus (in alphabetical order) are:

The Blessing Basket Project – Artisan & You (USA)
Patent pending technology that enables impoverished artisans to exchange letters with their customers around the world, creating powerful intercultural connections.

The Coexist Initiative – Girls Education Equity Project (Kenya)
Promotion of girls’ primary school enrollment and retention in Daadab and Kakuma refugee camps by engaging men, boys and communities to address the complex socio-cultural barriers that continue to impede girls’ education.

Give Something Back to Berlin e.V. – Give Something Back to Berlin (Germany)
Urban integration platform that strengthens cohesion by connecting new Berliners with social engagement and community service.

International Council for Cultural Centers – Bread Houses Network (Bulgaria)
Collective bread-making that unites people around the world to cooperate across cultures, ages, and special needs thereby building stronger communities.

On Our Radar – From the Margins to the Front Page (UK)
Use of SMS by marginalized young Sierra Leoneans to share their stories via international media outlets, boosting empathy, dialogue, understanding and support.

Red Dot Foundation – Safecity (India)
Platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and maps these trends at a local level, in order to make public spaces safer for all.

Routes 2 Roots – Exchange for Change (India)
Program for open dialogue to build trust and cultural similarities between India and Pakistan, with the aim of sustaining peace and resolving conflict.

Shine a Light – CanalCanoa (Brazil/USA)
Children from remote Amazonian villages make movies, cartoons, and music to teach other Brazilian children about their lives.

SINGA – SINGA Kiwanda (France)
Community of engaged people who support refugees to begin their own business or social project, through providing local knowledge, networks and resources.

Unistream – Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (Israel)
Three year program that encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue and understanding by utilizing educational and entrepreneurial platforms.

Distinguished Scholarship Awards, IICD of NCA

Call for Nominations
2016 Distinguished Scholarship Awards
International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association

Nominations are invited for the 2016 International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) Distinguished Scholarship Awards for work copyrighted in 2015. Up to five awards will be given in the following categories:
· Best Book (single-authored or co-authored)
· Best Book (edited or co-edited)
· Best Article (or Book Chapter)
· Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis

Submit all nomination materials via electronic submission to cheny3@ohio.edu and must include the following:
(a) A nomination letter outlining justification for the award
(b) For Article or Book Chapter submissions, send PDF copies only
(c) For Book submissions, send three (3) copies of the complete work (You may ask your publishers to send copies directly as part of their promo)
(d) For Dissertation or Thesis submissions, mail/send three (3) CD-ROM, flash drive, or PDF copies of the complete work.

Mail hard copies (for c & d) to the following address:
Dr. Yea-Wen Chen
School of Communication Studies
Ohio University
Schoonover Center 407
Athens, OH 45701-2979
The United States

Awards will be presented at the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) Business Meeting in Philadelphia at the 2016 NCA Convention. Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1, 2016 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations are welcomed. The awards committee will not accept more than one submission of the same (co-)author, whether they are nominated or self-nominated, regardless of category. Works must have been copyrighted during the 2015 calendar year.

Nomination packets must be received by April 25, 2016.

Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

Calouste Gulbenkian’s long path, from his childhood in Istanbul to the latter years of his life in Lisbon, shaped his personality and influenced the Foundation that he decided to create in Portugal as a Portuguese institution.

A pioneer in the oil industry, a demanding art collector, a diplomat and philanthropist, Calouste Gulbenkian was a perfect example of the synthesis of the eastern culture of his birth and origins, and the western culture in which he was educated and lived. Other revealing features of his character were his great sensitivity towards the harmony of nature and a particular taste for admiring its beauty.

Naturally, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s activities reflect these characteristics of the founder’s personality and aim to support efforts to foster the universal values inherent to the human condition, respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Prize will distinguish an individual or institution whose thoughts or actions make a decisive contribution to, and have significant impact on understanding, defending or fostering the universal values of the human condition: namely, the respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature.

The Prize of €250.000 (two hundred and fifty thousand euros) is awarded annually.

Nominations
1. Fully-grounded nominations will be presented by third parties.
2. Nominations will be submitted exclusively on-line, between 15 February and 15 May, for the respective year, via the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website and completed according to the instructions indicated.
3. In addition to the documents presented with the nominations, the panel may request further information from nominees.
4. Each member of the panel may nominate up to three other candidates.
5. The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony on 20 July at the headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The Prize is open to individuals or institutions, regardless of nationality.
The Prize cannot be awarded posthumously or to an institution that has ceased its activity.

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
University of Louisville

The Award in World Order is accompanied by a prize of $100,000, which is presented in full during the awards ceremony.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

The Grawemeyer Award For Ideas Improving World Order is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order.

Submissions will be judged according to originality, feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.

The university committee overseeing the award invites nominations from throughout the world by individual political scientists expert in the area, by professional associations of political scientists or related disciplines in international relations, by university presidents or by publishers and editors of journals and books in political science and world affairs. Self-nominations will not be considered.

Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue 2016

Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue is pleased to announce the Third Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue, which will take place during the 12th Doha International Conference for Interfaith Dialogue in Doha, from 16th-17th February 2016.

Objectives of Award
1. Enriching and promoting a culture of peaceful coexistence and acceptance among followers of different faiths;
2. Attracting and drawing youth towards building a positive dialogue between the followers of diverse religious traditions;
3. Reinstate and reinforce religious values in addressing the issues and problems of concern to humanity and promoting peaceful coexistence and understanding between different civilizations and faiths.
4. Expand the content of religious dialogue to include all aspects of life that interact with religion.
5. Expand the field interreligious dialogue to include wider circle of researchers, academics and others who are interested in the relationship between religious values and life’s issues.
6. Facilitate and share important scholarly insights, educational experiences and training in areas related to religious dialogue.
7. Encouraging researchers and specialized institutions for fruitful collaboration between them in order to reach new prospects for dialogue such as bringing about new proposals for conflict resolution and peace building.
8. Honor and appreciate prominent, productive and creative persons and organizations for their work in the field of interreligious dialogue.

Award Categories
This year award will be given to:
An Outstanding Organization
The award is restricted to the excellent organizations that are actively engaged in or produced a project concerning Strategies for Protecting Spiritual and Intellectual Freedom and Security in a Society, thus educating community on how to rationally and spiritually confront any sort of extremism therein.
A Prominent Individual
The award is restricted to the distinguished individuals who produced a specific work or project about Strategies for Protecting Spiritual and Intellectual Freedom and Security in a Society, and who are actively tackling extremist views among the members of his or her society while promoting peace and harmony with rational arguments.

Value of Award
The Award value is one hundred thousand US dollars (100,000 USD), in addition to gold medal and certificate provided by DICID.

Deadline
The deadline for accepting nominations for The Third Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue 2016, expires on 31.12.2015 at 2:00 pm (Greenwich time)
For additional information, please visit the DICID website.

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good.

The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order.

Prize Amount
The Grawemeyer Award in World Order is accompanied by a prize of $100,000, which is presented in full during the awards ceremony.

Eligibility
Submissions will be judged according to feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.

Deadline
Entries must be submitted in four copies and accompanied by a nomination form, nominator’s letter, biographical sketch of nominee and agreement that the material will be placed in university archives. Non-English entries must be translated. All nominations for the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order should reach the University of Louisville by January 31, 2016 and all supporting materials (books, articles, speeches, reviews) are due by February 28, 2016. Nominated works must have appeared between January 2011 and December 2015.

For More Information
Nominations and requests for further information should be sent to:
Dr. Charles E. Ziegler
Faculty Director, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Director, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
Department of Political Science
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
USA
Email: ceziegler@louisville.edu