Case Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.
This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.
Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.
Marketing and Communication, National Expedition and Internship Program, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, June 8-July 17, 2020. Deadline: March 16, 2020.
Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2020. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture.
The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.
MiReKoc International Summer School: Research Methods and Ethics in Migration Studies, Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus in Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-17 July 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020.
The 10th MiReKoc International Summer School will be held in collaboration with IMISCOE. The program reflects the importance of methodological debates. This year’s Summer School includes two weeks of lectures, lab sessions and discussion sessions led by a distinguished international faculty members and experts in the field, exploring different themes focusing on both qualitative and quantitative methods including ethnography, participatory methods, urban mapping, network analysis, big data, visual methods and social media methodologies as well as ethics in migration research to offer a space for scholars and participants to reflect on methodological challenges and opportunities.
MiReKoc International Summer School program is designed for graduate students and PhD candidates, early career researchers, policy analysts, NGO and international organization practitioners, as well as junior experts in the field. The language of the Summer School is English. MiReKoc International Summer School does not only offer expanding the knowledge of its participants, but also promises networking opportunities between them and distinguished faculty to enhance both parties’ research agendas. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.
Summer Course: Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation, Hamburg International Summer School, University of Hamburg, Germany, July 6-31 July 2020. Deadline: Rolling admission.
Earn up to 10 credits (ECTS). Language of instruction: English. Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today’s societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany – as examples, the course will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries. All Summer School programs include our supplementary program, focusing on German culture and history, taught through field trips and excursions.
Four core topics:
- Key Issues in Multilingualism
- Language Development in Multilingual Settings
- Language Diversity in Formal and Informal Settings
- Multilingual Learning Motivation in a Foreign Language Context
Ethnography, Language & Communication: Key Concepts and Methods Summer School, University College of London, London, UK, 27-31 July 2020. Application Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five-day research training course.
The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc.
The course will be taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Jeff Bezemer, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Piia Varis, Dr Julia Snell, Prof Ben Rampton.
Study Abroad: Business Leadership and Communication, Bangkok, Thailand, July 25 – August 20, 2020. Deadline: April 3, 2020.
This highly interactive and engaging travel study program is set in vibrant Bangkok, a major business hub in South East Asia. Bangkok represents an ideal place for students to embark upon this program’s two core content areas – business communications and business leadership. While in Bangkok, students will experience global business first-hand, meeting local business leaders, visiting key cultural sights, and learning from professors with extensive regional knowledge. Business communications is often cited as a critical component in both getting a job and rising to leadership positions.
Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, Global Campus of Human Rights (EIUC) in Venice Lido, Italy, 31 August to 6 September, 2020. Deadline extended to: 30 June 2020.
The Summer School is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus and Picture People. The 11-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
NOTE: Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy will take place in a reduced 7-day format from 31 August to 06 September 2020, taking into account any eventual measures adopted by the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
Applied Linguistics Scholarships, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 17 June 2019.
University of Glasgow is offering a number of scholarships exclusively for study on their new MSc in Applied Linguistics for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The awards are £10k forinternational students and £5k for UK/EU students. All awards are for tuition fee discount, and do not completely cover the costs.
EIUC Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, August 26-Sept 4, 2019, Venice, Italy. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and Picture People. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 76thVenice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.