EUROLAB Grants (Germany)

GrantsCall for Applications: EUROLAB Grants, Mannheim, Germany. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

EUROLAB – Gateway to Research Stays at GESIS is pleased to invite applications for one-month research stays. Individual researchers who want to work on data available at GESIS may apply for support to access EUROLAB for a period of one month from April to June 2019.

Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (economy class, up to 500 euros for short-haul flights and up to 900 euros for long-haul ones) and accommodation.

During their stay, visiting researchers will profit from a wide range of services including an individual workspace, access to data and to GESIS library with various online databases, as well as direct contact to GESIS experts.

ACLS Grants: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

GrantsCFP ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society. Deadline: November 7, 2018.

ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.

The program supports collaborative work of three types: Continue reading “ACLS Grants: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society”

Musser Fund Grants 2018

GrantsThrough the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 17 – October 17, 2018. The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas.

WhatsApp Research Awards

GrantsWhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation. Grant amount: $50,000. Deadline: August 12, 2018.

WhatsApp will seriously consider proposals from any social science and technological perspective that propose projects that enrich understanding of the problem of misinformation on WhatsApp. High priority areas include (but are not limited to): information processing of problematic content, election related information, network effects and virality, and detection of problematic behavior within encrypted systems. The program will make unrestricted awards of up to $50,000 per research proposal. All applications will be reviewed by WhatsApp research staff, with consultation from external experts. Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university or organization as an unrestricted gift.

Other research awards are also available from Facebook (the parent company of WhatsApp). Each program has a different award amount, application deadline, and topic.

Musser Fund Grants

GrantsThrough the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $25,000 to projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 19 – October 19, 2017.

The geographic area for this initiative is Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  

Lisle Global Seed Grant Program

GrantsLisle International offers a Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another.  Grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to innovative projects that match our mission. These are quite competitive, but seem appropriate for many of the projects of interest to followers of CID.

  • June 15, 2017:  Deadline to submit Request to Apply.
  • August 15, 2017:  Deadline to submit a Completed Application Form.

 

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WFI Grants Available

In our current global and national moment, questions of social justice are as vital to Communication scholars and students as they have ever been. For this reason, we at Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) are pleased to announce the CALL FOR FACULTY/DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS for 2017/18.

The WFI was founded on the principle that scholars, activists, and practitioners of communication have an important role to play in the creation of a socially just world. One of the ways that we enact this mission is through the annual funding of research grants. These grants support the work of Communication scholars across the world, work examining communication, its impact on the world around us, and its ability to create social change and social justice.

WFI Research Grants are available to faculty at any institution of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, and other doctoral-level scholars. However, eligibility to apply for the WFI grant program is limited to those in Communication or a closely related discipline. Although we do not limit our grants to a specific methodological orientation or subdisciplinary focus, all projects supported by the WFI have two things in common: they make communication the primary, and not secondary, focus, and they engage communication in terms of its impact on the world around us, its ability to create social change.

Applications due Friday, May 5, 2017.

Scholarships for Language Study

Intercultural dialogue assumes that participants can communicate in a common language. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has published a list of scholarships available for those who wish to study a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

CFP Engaging Together Globally: EU and Central Asia Grants

CALL: ENGAGING TOGETHER GLOBALLY: The European Union and Central Asia
European Commission Grant Opp ID: 164216 | Collaboration or Cooperative Agreement Program or Curriculum Development or Provision
Deadline: 02 February 2017 17:00:00

Amount
€1.5 million has been budgeted for this topic for 2017. The budget amounts for the 2017 budget are indicative and will be subject to a separate financing decision to cover the amounts to be allocated for 2017. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the order of EUR 1.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. This does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Coordination and support action: Funding rate: 100%. Participants may ask for a lower rate.

Specific Challenge:
In-spite of its undisputable importance as a region located at a strategic crossroad to the Far East, as a rich reservoir of natural resources and as an area of traditional trade relations with Europe, Central Asia has been rather neglected by the major global players in the post-Soviet era. Only in more recent years, the political and economic developments in the five countries of the region – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – have received more attention. Challenges related to weak governments, abuse of power and corruption, divided societies, border disputes and ethnic tensions have led to increasing political and religious militancy and the creation of extremist groups which potentially represent non-negligible suppliers of forces to the radical political and religious movements in the neighbouring countries. Today’s relevance of Central Asia in general and to the trade, security and development strategies of the European Union[1] and other world powers in particular is, however, not reflected in the level of attention which the region is given from a scientific, social sciences and humanities point of view. Not only are Central Asian Studies less of a priority for European research centres, but European researchers in this field are also not sufficiently coordinated and their work is not adequately linked to policymaking.

Scope:
Taking into account the need for a more intensive and properly coordinated research in the field of Central Asian Studies and the need for closer links to EU policy making, a network of European researchers will be created which, in cooperation with researchers from Central Asian countries, will:
• through mapping the current state of affairs in the field of Central Asian Studies in Europe and European Studies in Central Asia, recommend relevant new forms and priorities for future EU scientific cooperation in social sciences and the humanities with the region;
• through mapping the current state of political, economic, trade, cultural and any other relations between the EU and its Member States with Central Asian countries as well as between Central Asian countries and countries in the rest of Asia, and analysing results of the existing measures and tools supporting them, recommend future priorities for European policy making. These recommendations should be prepared in close cooperation with any other relevant European and Central Asian stakeholders (e.g. local, regional and state authorities, not-for-profit sectors, representatives of businesses, etc.);
• prepare an awareness-raising dissemination and communication strategy for the promotion of Central Asia and its role for Europe, which could be used by a variety of stakeholders (e.g. education, media, EU public sphere in general).

Any consortium submitting a proposal to this call should ensure a balanced representation of partners from countries in Central Asia.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the order of EUR 1.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. This does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Intercultural Harmony Grants – Musser Fund 2016

The LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND would like to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects.  Projects must be intercultural and demonstrate intercultural exchange, rather than focused on just one culture.

PRIORITY IS PLACED ON PROJECTS THAT:
• Include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals
• Build positive relationships across cultural lines
• Engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect
• Enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time celebrating and honoring the unique qualities of each culture

PROJECTS MUST DEMONSTRATE:
• Need in the community for the intercultural exchange project
• Grassroots endorsement by participants across cultural lines, as well as their active participation in planning and implementation of the project
• The ability of the organization to address the challenges of working across the cultural barriers identified by the project
• Tangible benefits in the larger community

LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY:
Only programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming may apply.

OUTCOMES SHOULD INCLUDE:
A demonstration of intercultural exchange between cultures
• Increased comfort in interaction between the groups and individual citizens addressed by the project
• Harmonious shared use of public space and community facilities
• Continued cooperation by the participants or communities addressed by the project

WHAT THE PROGRAM WILL COVER:
New programs or projects within their first three years
• The planning and implementation phase of a project
• Grants are typically in the $8,000-$25,000 range

WHO CAN APPLY:
• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
• Organizations located within one of the eligible states listed above

HOW TO APPLY:
Proposals will be accepted starting September 19, 2016 and must be submitted online by October 19, 2016. Funding decisions will be announced by February 2017.

To apply online please click here.