CFP African Americans living abroad

Call for Book Chapters and Book Chapter Proposals
Working Title: The Hidden Lives of African Americans
Living Abroad Series, Book 1: Articulating the Opportunities and Challenges of Living Internationally.
Edited by Kimberly D. Campbell, Ph.D.

Rationale: For years African American writers, entertainers, soldiers, diplomats, activists, artists, and intellectuals have travelled, and at times, have relocated to countries outside of the U.S.A. W.E.B. Dubois moved to Ghana, James Baldwin and Josephine Baker moved to Paris. Despite the well documented impact and contributions of African American celebrities to countries outside of the U.S.A., and despite increased global market integration which has dramatically increased the number of Americans projected to work in overseas locations during the 21st century, little understanding of the “everyday” communicative, cross cultural experiences of African American expatriates is understood. While anecdotal data indicate that the experiences of African Americans living abroad qualitatively differs from those of European Americans, there is a substantial lack of scholarship that investigates the ways in which national and ethnic identities are expressed (and experienced) cross culturally by Black Americans living overseas. In many ways, the everyday lived experiences of African American expatriates living abroad remain unknown – and largely neglected by mainstream media and academic research. This series seeks to examine and highlight what life is like for African Americans living abroad.

The African Americans Living Abroad series has one goal: to be the best source of authentic reflections on the lived experiences of African Americans living abroad. Book one seeks to address a scholarly gap by articulating the contemporary “everyday” experiences and meaningful interactions of African Americans who live, work, love, and raise families while navigating personal, cultural, racial, and national identities in countries outside of the U.S. for extended periods of time (e.g., nine consecutive months or more). Essays that highlight critical incidents and experiences of African Americans living in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, South America, Europe, North America, and Antarctica are welcomed. This call solicits engaging essays that encompass a range of authentic experiences abroad – the good, the bad, the ugly, the insightful, and especially the life-enriching and transformational. Essays that vividly highlight the experiences of African American expatriates!
in previous and contemporary eras are welcomed.

Target Audience: The target audiences of this text are both popular and academic. The teacher or business professional contemplating overseas employment will find the essays engaging and useful in providing frames of reference for imagining overseas life. The scholar interested in cross cultural communication and identity research will find the essays authentic, multidisciplinary, contemporary, and suitable for undergraduate and graduate students. Artists, playwrights, and practitioners in the fields of communication studies, journalism, training and development, anthropology, sociology, Black studies, American studies, international affairs, history, geography, and cultural studies will find the essays suitable for engaging contemporary issues of race, class, gender, and culture in a global context. Additionally, the book will be a useful reference for anyone interested in global learning, studying abroad, and/or traveling overseas.

Suggested Chapter Topics
Submissions focusing on (but not limited to) the following topics are encouraged:
•       Defining African American: (re) Negotiating cultural and national identity overseas
•       What it’s like to be the only African American in the country
•       “But you don’t have blonde hair or blue eyes” : Encountering and overcoming stereotypes of the “All American” image abroad
•       “How do they treat Black people there?” Addressing the pre-departure fears of friends
•       The African American and the European American Expats: Similarities & Differences
•       The African American and the European Expat: Similarities and Differences
•       Perceptions of African Americans abroad
•       When the new neighbor is African American: Living in non-expat neighborhoods abroad
•       African American Image in Overseas Advertising
•       The Obama Effect: African Americans overseas in the era of the Obamas
•       Renting and buying property overseas
•       Raising African American children overseas: challenges and opportunities
•       Dating and loving overseas
•       African American sexuality: encounters relating to perceptions of AA body type, masculinity, femininity, and/or other aspects of sexuality
•       The African American woman overseas and/or The African American man overseas
•       African American families overseas
•       African American gays and lesbians overseas
•       Gendered experiences of African Americans living overseas
•       Professional experiences of African Americans working overseas
•       African American students living and learning abroad (student and parent perspectives)
•       Returning to the U.S. and Readjusting to Home

Submission Guidelines: Prospective contributors should submit an abstract, approximately 100 words in length, explaining the purpose, objectives, and/or focus of the proposed chapter on or before August 15, 2012. Abstracts should include contact information for all authors, a C.V. or resume, and a brief 50-word bio for each author. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 15th.

Chapter submissions of original work should be no more than 8,000 words, including title, abstract, and references, and should be submitted as one document. Completed chapters are required by October 15th and must be APA formatted with 12-pt Times New Roman font. Works should not be previously published or under review for publication elsewhere.
All inquiries and submissions should be sent to Kimberly Campbell.

CFP Creative production in digital environments

Call for Working Group Members:
Evaluating Creative Production in Digital Environments

Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and expressions. We are able to rate and “like” pretty much any shared content on social networking sites, from music to blogs, videos to news reports. Artists are developing reputations and careers now through a complex blend of online social reputation and distribution platforms and more longstanding forms of market and professional evaluation.

We are seeking researchers to participate in a working group that will collectively chart this new terrain. Selected researchers will receive a stipend and support to participate in a set of working meetings in the coming academic year. The aim of the working group will be to produce an edited volume that will define the landscape of contemporary work on how the evaluation of creative production is being transformed in the digital era. The working group is funded by, and will contribute to the larger initiative focusing on digital media and learning sponsored by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California, Irvine and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.

The Working Group on Evaluating Creative Production in Digital Environments seeks researchers who strive to understand and examine the emergence of new or alternative modes of evaluation in digitally enabled or displayed ¬ creative practices including fine arts, literature, digital storytelling, films, documentaries, performances, animation, digital arts, and gaming.  The goal of this Working Group is to explore the implications and methods of new or alternative evaluating mechanisms in the digital environment, such as competitions, contests, rating, ranking, “liking,” digital badge rewards, and open critiquing and feedback. In doing so, we will be addressing a variety of questions. These include:

*      What are the predominant and emerging practices related to the gaining of value and/or the managing of reputations linked to creative works in digital media environments?
*      What is at stake in the evaluation of creative works in digital environments?
*      How can “liking” practices on social networking sites be conceptualized as a form of evaluation?
*      Who and what determine the value of the arts in the digital environments?
*      What are the alternative forms of evaluation, and how do they impact aesthetic tastes?
*      How do the politics of aesthetic taste and subjectivities in the judgment of creativity intersect with the market-driven digital economy?
*      Can artistic evaluation taking place in digital environments facilitate learning?

The Working Group will be
1)    Examining the new modes of evaluation tools on the digital media/social media environments, such as contests, competitions, ranking, and ratings;
2)    Understanding the differences between digital evaluations taking place in traditional educational/learning settings vs. non-traditional, interest-driven learning environments;
3)    Investigating criteria/assessment for evaluations of artistic works and aesthetic tastes;
4)    Questioning what is at stake as digital/social media environments play a role in the evaluation of creative works;
5)    Exploring the benefits and potential shortcomings/dangers of the new era of evaluations of creative productions in the digital media environments.

This Working Group is particularly interested in proposals that focus on “learning” aspects that are rewarded with badges, to be aligned with the 2012 Digital Media and Learning’s theme on “Badges for Lifelong Learning,” but other relevant considerations and contributions are welcome as well.

The members of working group will be required to attend at least 2 or 3 meetings throughout the year 2012-2013 to discuss, exchange research ideas, and receive updates on each others’ research progress, as well as share challenges and shortcomings.  The ultimate goal for the members is to each produce a chapter for a co-produced book in the making.

During this year, the members of the work group will be asked to each prepare a research presentation of about 10-20 min. Discussions and feedback will follow.  In addition to meetings, further discussion will continue via Skype, or email, as needed throughout the year. Participation of scholars who are abroad is welcome and will join via Skype.

To be considered, please send a 350-word abstract of your research proposal and a short bio to:

Principal Investigator:
H. Cecilia Suhr
suhrhc@muohio.edu

The Working Group is funded by a grant award from the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition (http://dmlcompetition.net).  Selected participants will receive an honorarium of $1000 each.

Deadline: June 20th
Notifications: July 20th
Meeting Dates and Locations: TBA

CFP Mobile media in Brazil

Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE Mobility and mobile media in Brazil

Edited by:
Adriana de Souza e Silva (North Carolina State University)
Isabel Froes (IT University of Copenhagen)

Important dates:
Full papers: June 15th, 2012 (8000/9000 words, including references) in English.
*       Full papers will undergo a double blind-review process;
*       Submissions may be in the form of empirical research studies or theory-building papers;
*       For formatting guidelines, please see: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/msg/conv.htm#HOWTOSUBMITYOURMANUSCRIPT
*       Papers must also include:
o       a brief biography of the author(s),
o       250-word abstract, and
o       6 keywords.

Proposals and inquiries should be sent electronically to Isabel Froes (icgf@itu.dk).
Early submissions are greatly appreciated!

By the second decade of the 21st century, mobile phones have reached saturation levels in many countries in the world, surpassing the number of landlines and personal computers. Although initial scholarly interest on the social use of mobile phones focused on Europe, Asia, and the United States, the impact of mobile phone on the developing world (or Global South) is increasingly evident and perhaps much more profound. For many, the mobile device is the first phone, the first internet connection, the first TV set, and the first global positioning system.

Among developing nations, Brazil is a key site for studying the social dimension of mobile technologies. The country is part of the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), an acronym that refers to fast-growing developing economies. Brazil is the fastest growing economy in Latin America, and has over 217 million mobile phones, which represents an average of 111 working devices per 100 inhabitants. The country has also experienced one of the fastest mobile phone growth rates in the world since 2005 (averaging 16.6% annually); is the largest mobile phone market in Latin America; and is the fifth-largest mobile market in the world in absolute numbers, with roughly 217 million subscriptions as of September 2011. However, numbers alone reveal little if not analyzed within a broader social, cultural, and economic framework. The focus on a homogeneous large-scale market leads to overly sanguine perspectives that often obscure how socioeconomic diversity causes and reflects mobile phone use. As in many developing countries, Brazil has astounding income gaps among different sectors of the population, which influence and are influenced by technology development and use. For example, the use of high-end services such as mobile banking, and location-based services like Foursquare and Yelp is an intrinsic part of the daily mobile practices of the high-income population in the country. Conversely, the lower-income population in Rio de Janeiro is familiar with the diretão-a mobile phone that allows users to make clandestine calls to anywhere in the world with the use of an illegal sim card. However, Brazil has also been at the forefront of an experimental and innovative approach towards new technologies, forecasted in cultural events that focus on art, music and film festivals dedicated to new and creative uses of mobile technologies, such as the Mobilefest and Arte.mov.

Despite this cultural and socio-economic diversity, and the relevance of its marketing, the social use and development of mobile phones in Brazil is largely under theorized and poorly studied. With the goal of contributing to bridge this gap, this special edition invites essays that critically investigate the inter-relations among mobile technologies, culture, and social development within the Brazilian society.

Submitted manuscripts are encouraged (but not limited) to focus on:
(1) History of mobile phones in Brazil. Essays are encouraged to explore the development of mobile phones in Brazil, comparing them to the landline infrastructure and internet growth within the Latin America socio-economic and political framework. Authors may explore the development and use of new mobile services, such as the mobile internet, text messaging, mobile apps, etc.
(2) Social uses and appropriation of mobile phones. We welcome essays as empirical or theoretical studies dealing with the use and appropriation of technology by low-income communities. Of special interest are essays that explore how mobile and wireless technologies reconfigure the life of community dwellers and how people find new and unexpected uses for existing technologies.
(3) Mobile art and games. We invite essays that investigate mobile phones as artistic and gaming interfaces, including essays that explore uses of hybrid reality, location-aware and pervasive activities in educational contexts, media arts, and gaming.
(4) Location-based services. Submitted essays should investigate the uses and development of location-based services in Brazil, such as mobile annotation, location-based social networks, and mobile mapping.

About the editors:
Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), affiliated faculty at the Digital Games Research Center, and Interim Associate Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program at NCSU.Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor (with Daniel M. Sutko) of Digital Cityscapes-Merging digital and urban playspaces (Peter Lang, 2009), the co-author (with Eric Gordon) of the book Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011), and the co-author (with Jordan Frith) of Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012).

Isabel Fróes has received her Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University (NYU) and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, PUC-RJ in Brazil. She is a lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where she works both as a practitioner and scholar in the fields of communication, mobility, art and design. With a focus towards valuable interactions between people and technology, her research analyzes the future implications and current uses of digital media. In her courses she taps into the value of interactive elements in every arena and explores how they could affect the ways new concepts and activities are developed in distinct fields. She has presented some of these thoughts at various events such as the AAM conference (2009), and the IXDA South America (2010,2011). She has taught various courses at Danish institutions such as IT University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen and Kolding School of Design as well as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro in Mexico.

Proposals and inquiries should be sent electronically to Isabel Froes.

University of Coimbra

On May 7, 2012 I presented a talk entitled “From Generation to Generation: Maintaining Cultural Identity Over Time” to Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) da Universidade de Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. One of the uncommon aspects of CES is the way it combines multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, law, anthropology, history, literature, international relations, geography, architecture, geographers, engineering, biology and medicine. Of course not all of these were represented in my audience, but I was delighted to discover two architects in the group.

The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in the world. Visitors are not allowed to take photographs in the library, but it alone is worth the trip. Here is the main square, and the tower, visible from nearly anywhere in the city.

My thanks to Dr. Nancy Duxbury, a Canadian scholar currently based at CES, for the invitation, and for organizing the talk as well as dinner afterwards. I met Nancy several years ago at a UNESCO meeting in Paris, and it was a pleasure to connect again. Nancy’s recent research has focused on cultural sustainability and approaches to linking culture and sustainability in community planning initiatives.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CFP Information identities

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIGCIS Workshop 2012
Information Identities: Historical Perspectives on Technological and Social Change
Sunday October 7, 2012 – Copenhagen, Denmark

DEADLINE for submissions: 15 June 2012

The Society for the History of Technology’s Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) welcomes submissions for a one-day scholarly workshop to be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  As in previous years, SIGCIS’s annual workshop will be held at the end of the SHOT annual meeting on the day that SHOT has reserved for SIG events.

SIGCIS invites proposals that examine the relationships between computer and information technologies and changes to individual and/or group identities, such as those shared by a nation, company personnel, or members of a virtual community. Such papers might consider:
* Specific ‘information identities,’ a term that we invite scholars to interpret broadly and creatively than has been articulated in the recent or distant past
* Relationships between information technologies and political change
* The rhetoric and discourses of globalization that have been linked to information and computer technologies
* National identity and its relation to information technology
* National and transnational strategies for joining or creating an information society, a network society, an information economy, or related concepts
* Transnational and international organizations, such as IFIP, UNESCO, the European Union, or standard-setting committees.
* Ways in which particular information technologies acquired new meanings and fulfilled new roles through interaction with local practices and identities
* The emergence of new kinds of community and identity around information technologies.

SIGCIS encourages submissions along these and similar lines of inquiry, but it also maintains a proud tradition of welcoming all types of contributions related to the history of computing and information, whether or not there is an explicit connection with the annual theme.  Our membership is international and interdisciplinary, and our members examine the history of information technologies and their place within society.

Proposals for entire sessions and individual presenters are both welcome. We hope to run special sessions featuring dissertations in progress and other works in progress. The workshop is a great opportunity to get helpful feedback on your projects in a relaxed and supportive environment. All proposals will be subject to a peer review process based on abstracts.

All submissions should be made online via the SIGCIS website.  Limited travel assistance for graduate students and other scholars without institutional support is available.  Questions about the 2012 SIGCIS workshop should be addressed to Andrew Russell (College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology), who is serving as chair of the workshop program committee. Email arussell@stevens.edu.

CFP Mobile phones in Asia

Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

From SMS to Smartphones: Tracing the Impact of the Mobile Phone in Asia
Publication date: October 2013

The mobile phone has had a discernible impact on Asia, given its affordability, versatility and ubiquity as the key platform for computer-mediated communication. It has been widely deployed in virtually every aspect of everyday life, be it in commerce, politics, governance, education, religion, entertainment or recreation. The diversity and complexity of this fast-growing region has birthed innovative and ground-breaking applications of the mobile phone. While basic feature phones are already a mainstay in both rural and urban Asia, the smartphone is now rapidly diffusing through the region at a rate exceeding the rest of the world. Bringing the idea of the ubiquitous web to fruition, the smartphone’s heightened connectivity and thriving app market are enabling yet more revolutionary uses of the mobile phone. While the rising adoption of the smartphone burgeons with potential for civic action, commercial enterprise, employment and educational opportunities and social service provision, challenges are also emerging for consumers, industries and governments alike.

The early phase of mobile communication research was influenced by studies and theorization from North America and Europe. Spurred on by the wide diffusion of mobiles globally, research is now very much seeking to understand the international underpinnings of this form of mediated communication, especially as it increasingly blurs the lines between computers, Internet, and phones. Over the past decade, Asian research has been important in addressing the rapid diffusion, transformation, and shift in mobiles. Such research is growing, but is still relatively incipient. Against this backdrop, this special issue seeks to bring together the latest research findings, regional understandings, conceptualizations, and theories of the mobile in Asia. Article proposals are sought for topics including but not limited to the following:

*          does a digital divide exist in Asia with regard to mobile phone penetration and usage trends and if so, how can and should they be remedied?
*          what are the implications of the development of mobiles – especially smartphones and mobile Internet – for contemporary media in Asia?
*          how is the growing proliferation of the smartphone facilitating unprecedented forms and scales of communication?
*          how do issues of broad infrastructure provisions and market pricing influence the behaviour of mobile phone users?
*          how are the location based services offered by smartphones altering user behaviour and lifestyles?
*          how does mobile Internet use complement and possibly complicate fixed location Internet use?
*          what implications does the growth of smartphone apps have for the cultural complexion of Asian countries?
*          how is the mobile phone serving the needs of marginalised communities in Asia?
*          to what extent do smartphones and the behaviour which they enable test the boundaries of existing regulatory frameworks?
*          how does the rising ubiquity of the smartphone and by implication, that of always-on, always-available Internet access challenge prevailing theoretical frameworks relating to inter alia, technology acceptance, mobility, communication, social influence and identity?

Please submit an 800 word abstract and a 100 word biographical note to both special issue editors as an e-mail attachment no later than 30 June 2012.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 15 July 2012 and invited to submit a full paper. Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words, including notes and references, conform to APA style, and submitted by 30 October, 2012.  All papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following submission.

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts                  30 June 2012
Decisions to authors                      15 July 2012
Full paper submission                   30 October 2012
Decisions                                          30 January 2013
Revised paper submission           30 April 2013
Final proofs                                      30 June 2013
Issue publication                            October 2013

Special issue editors
Sun Sun LIM, National University of Singapore, sunlim@nus.edu.sg
Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney, gerard.goggin@usyd.edu.au

University of Lisbon

On May 3, 2012, I gave a talk entitled “The history of intercultural communication in the United States” to the Grupo de Estudos em Comunicação, Ciência e Tecnologia, which is part of the Instituto Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Prof. José Luis Garcia directs this group, and so was my official host, although I owe thanks to Dr. Filipa Gonçalves Subtil for organizing the event as well as an excellent dinner afterwards. As a result of the seminar, I had the chance to talk with other scholars there, including Dr. Alexandra Dias Santos (also affiliated with the University of Lisbon), Dr. Carla Ganito (of the Catholic University of Lisbon), and Dr. Rosário Durão, the editor of Connexions: International Professional Communications Journal.

And since we spent the weekend in Lisbon, there was also time to do some sightseeing, including the Discoveries Monument shown below, documenting the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Study abroad-Lisbon

The Study Abroad Umass in Lisbon Program.

UMass in Lisbon, sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies with the support of the Luso-American Foundation, is a UMass system-wide program that offers American students the opportunity to spend a semester or year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon learning about the vast Portuguese-speaking world and European Union.

As the only residential study abroad program in Portugal managed directly by a major American university, UMass in Lisbon provides unrivaled access to one of the world’s most strategic centers of language and culture. Through our partnership with The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), students will have curricular choices in both English and Portuguese, to supplement the offerings of UMass courses taught on site by both UMass and Portuguese faculty. In addition, each student will take a course in language/culture study at her or his specific instructional level. A significant number of field trips will complement classroom learning, and living accommodations and classrooms will be shared with European ERASMUS and Portuguese university students.

Administrative assistance is available 24/7. A summer program offers additional UMass courses and access to courses and facilities of the Technical University of Lisbon’s Superior Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG-UTL).

DePaul U job ad

The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks applicants for a one-year instructor in Intercultural Communication to begin September 2012.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach courses in intercultural communication at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in Latina/o Communication. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, diverse, and growing faculty who direct and support innovative and expanding B.A. and M.A. degree programs. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD will be considered. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, go here.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.  The College of Communication has 49 full-time faculty serving 1655 undergraduate majors and 260 graduate students.

Statement:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Three Letters of Recommendation
Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations

Visiting fellows-Portugal

FLAD VISITING FELLOWS IN-KIND GRANT PROGRAM 2012/2013

The Luso-American Development Foundation (Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento – FLAD) is opening its facilities to host up to eight fellows per semester. Eligibility is limited to professors and researchers from U.S. universities and research institutions. Candidates may apply for one semester or one academic year.

FLAD Visiting Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Foundation’s headquarters while developing a research project that is compatible with FLAD’s mission and priority areas.

Visiting fellows will be provided with office space, free internet access, limited printing, photocopy, phone (domestic calls) and mailing privileges, and other resources, adjusted on a case-by-case basis.

FLAD will contribute with its best efforts to provide a network of suitable contacts in desired research areas, setting up meetings and site visits when possible. FLAD Fellows may also participate in FLAD’s events, and collaborate on designing new projects and research engagements. These are special ‘program-launching’ conditions, and may be adjusted for competitions in subsequent academic years.

We are especially interested in hosting individuals who have a track-record of distinguished scholarship, success in securing external support for their research, and collaborate across disciplinary boundaries. We welcome requests from individuals who are looking for a collaborative research environment to spend their sabbatical.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, candidates should use FLAD’s online application system to submit the following materials:
– Curriculum vitae;
– Statement of purpose, including an explanation of their research project, an outline of additional activities they would like to be involved in while in Portugal, and a list of funding sources (e.g. grants, gifts, contracts, salary) for their stay in Portugal;
– Letter(s) of support from Portuguese institution(s) (optional);
– Two reference letters.

Preference will be given to candidates showing evidence (letter of support) of having links to Portuguese universities and research institutions.

APPLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT DEADLINES FOR AY 2012/1013:– Applications for the fall 2012 semester (August-December) must be submitted by May 31, 2012;
– Applications for the spring 2013 semester (January-June) must be submitted by September 1, 2012.
Decisions regarding the selection of FLAD Visiting Fellows are made four weeks after the application deadline.

Upon acceptance of the fellowship, selected candidates are requested to submit a USD $100 deposit fee, refundable after their arrival in Portugal, to guarantee the office space and additional logistics involved.