Lisle International: Global Seed Grant Program 2022

GrantsGlobal Seed Grants, Lisle International, Leander, TX, USA. Deadlines: Last date to Request to apply: August 1, 2022; Completed application: September 1, 2022.

Do you have a project idea that will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for shared learning? Lisle International provides Global Seed Grants to support innovative projects which advance intercultural understanding through shared experiences, with the goal of creating a more just social order. Projects may seek to bridge a variety of community divides, including ethnic, cultural, religious, racial or gender perspectives, anywhere in the world.

Lisle International was an early pioneer in intercultural education programming, beginning with US projects in 1936 and expanding internationally in 1952. Since 2004, Lisle has focused on providing small “seed grants” to support programs fostering intercultural understanding.

Grants of $500 to $5,000 are available to innovative projects that match the mission of Lisle. Lisle awards between three and eight grants each year to projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Culturally Intelligent Organization (Webinar)

EventsThe culturally intelligent organization by Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo and Nitin Deckha, SIETAR Tri-State group, 22 June 2022, 11am-12pm EST.

The SIETAR Tri-State group (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) has organized another webinar, and CID followers are again invited to participate.

This session explores how to create an intentional culture of inclusion strategically. Addressing DEI is not about checking the box by simply offering training. While training is an important element in a DEI program, taking the pulse of an organization’s current culture, via a “Lived Experience Survey” and focus groups, offers valuable insight into the examining the dimensions of diversities in an organization, which can then be leveraged to enhance an organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. This involves identifying the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s culture and subsequently designing programs to address those weaknesses, thereby providing a more effective DEI approach. Furthermore, when senior leadership better understand the complexity and range of their organization’s culture, they are more able to see the intersections of cultural identities and experiences and the importance of building equity and inclusion with intention and purpose. This culturally-intelligent strategic approach offers greater accountability and with more immediate results.

Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo has consulted with global HR for more than 20 years, designing customized solutions for supporting their talent management needs.

Nitin Deckha holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University (Houston, TX), a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training and Development from York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and is a Certified Training Development Professional (CTDP).

KC52 Harmony Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#52: Harmony, which Guo-Ming Chen wrote for publication in English in 2015, and which Candost Aydın has now translated into Turkish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized alphabetically by conceptchronologically by publication date and number, 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.

KC52 Harmony_TurkishChen, G.-M. (2022). Harmony [Turkish]. (C. Aydın, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 52. 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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U Otago: Communication Studies (New Zealand)


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Deadline: 3 July 2022.

The University of Otago is seeking to appoint an outstanding Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies to join Pāpāho, Whitiāhua, Pārokoroko/the Media, Film and Communication programme, in Te Wai Pounamu, the stunning South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. The role is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position. The successful candidate will contribute to critical cultural and communication research and teaching. This involves developing curriculum at the undergraduate level, supervising postgraduate students, and carrying out independent research.

As a programme they aim to bring Māori culture into an intersectional dialogue with broader issues of representation, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and political agency through the study of Media, Film and Communication. As a result, they will welcome applications from outside New Zealand, and particularly welcome applications from Māori and Pacifika scholars with research interests in any area of Communication Studies.


King’s College London: Sociolinguistics (UK)


Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London, London, UK. Deadline: 22 June 2022.

The School of Education, Communication and Society is advertising a 12-month fixed-term lectureship in Sociolinguistics on King’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP). The School is looking for an individual who can make an exceptional contribution to the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC). LDC is a major UK centre for Sociolinguistics, Discourse Studies and Applied Linguistics. The centre offers BA, Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Candidates will hold a PhD in Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related area. They will be expected to contribute to UG and PGT teaching and supervision, primarily in the area of sociolinguistics. They will be contributing to the teaching on the MA Language and Cultural Diversity, including modules such as ‘Language and Power’ and ‘Linguistic Politeness’ as well as research methods. The role holder will have experience of teaching at PG and/or UG level in the area of Applied and Sociolinguistics, and they will have a passion for teaching and an interest in innovation in teaching and learning.

They particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to reflect the community they serve.

Smithsonian: Director, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (USA)

“JobDirector, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 8 July 2022.

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research, collection, and public education unit of the Smithsonian dedicated to the understanding, preservation, and sustainability of diverse cultural traditions. The Director oversees the Center’s programs including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, the Cultural Sustainability Program and other activities as well as its administrative and financial affairs.

NOTE: There is a second position, for Director of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with the same deadline. Both positions are open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges: Online Information Day

Online info session: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges funding opportunity. Online info session on 15 June 2022 from 14:00 to 17:00, Brussels time.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges are online people-to-people activities that promote intercultural dialogue and soft skills development. They make it possible for every young person to access high-quality international and cross-cultural education (both formal and non-formal) without physical mobility. While virtual discussions or training do not fully replicate the benefits of physical mobility, participants in virtual exchanges can still reap a number of the benefits of international educational experiences. Virtual exchanges also help spread European values. In some cases, they can prepare, deepen and extend physical exchanges, as well as fuel new demand for them.

Virtual exchanges take place in small groups and are always moderated by a trained facilitator. They can be easily integrated into (non-formal education) youth projects or higher education courses. Virtual exchanges can draw participants from both sectors, even if, depending on specific projects, they could involve participants from either only one or both. All projects under this call will involve both organisations and participants coming from EU Member States or third countries associated with the programme, and from third countries not associated with the programme.

A call for proposals for funding has just been published, with a deadline of 20 September 2022. It can be found on the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal. The aim of this info session is to provide information about the call for proposals and to give you the opportunity to ask questions.

ICOM: Workshop on International Partnerships (USA)


Call for applications: Workshop on Developing International Partnerships and Projects between USA and African museums, International Council of Museums, Washington, DC, 3-7 October, 2022. Deadline: 25 June 2022.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) have joined forces to develop a training workshop aimed at empowering museums to develop international partnerships and projects. The programme, supported by ICOM US, is aimed at African and US museum professionals, who are eligible according to the criteria below. The workshop will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, from 3 to 7 October 2022.

The goal of the programme is to promote the exchange of experiences and methodologies that facilitate intercultural dialogue, the identification of allies and resources, and the development of partnerships in international and local contexts. Trainers from various regions of the world will be part of this exchange of knowledge and professional practice, which will in turn strengthen the communication and collaborative work among the members of the networks of African, African American and African diaspora museums.

CFP ECREA: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications (Denmark, China & Hybrid)

ConferencesCall for abstracts: ECREA Pre-conference: The Trajectory of Emerging Media & Technology Companies: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications, 19 October 2022, Aarhus University & Beijing Foreign Studies University & Hybrid format, in English. Deadline: 15 June 2022.

ECREA Pre-conference, organized by both the Communication History section & the International and Intercultural communication section, The Trajectory of Emerging Media & Technology Companies: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications. This is a hybrid event with venues at Aarhus University & Beijing Foreign Studies University, as well as the possibility to join online from anywhere else. It is meant to be as inclusive as possible.

This conference welcomes research papers that try to understand the rise of emerging media-technology power from interdisciplinary perspectives, with a special focus on the trans-nationalization process of these media and technology firms and the transcultural communication challenges they have been facing in their business development, expansion, concentration, implementation, legitimization, and related (organizational, institutional, and societal) discourses.

A selection of papers accepted to the pre-conference will be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Transcultural Communication (De Gruyter) in Spring 2023.

King’s College London: Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship (UK)


Call for applications: Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship, 20-21 July 2022, online. Deadline: 17 June 2022.

Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship is a two-day online summer school program.

  • How can educators gain a better understanding of multilingual students’ use of language?
  • How can they acknowledge and foster their students’ linguistic repertoires and their right to be heard?
  • What is the relationship between language education and linguistic citizenship?

These and other questions will be explored in this participatory short course which will involve workshops, case studies, data sessions, readings and talks. You will join participants from a range of educational settings and sectors. The summer school is organised by HELD, a team of academics and third sector language professionals, activists & policy specialists: Melanie Cooke (convenor), Dermot Bryers, Sam Holmes, Constant Leung, Ben Rampton, Anthony Tomei, and Becky Winstanley.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. They will give priority to people whose work seems to fit with their aims and who they think will most benefit from the summer school, based on your application form. There is a participation fee of £30 (£10 for full time students), payable when your place has been confirmed.

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