CFP South Asia Initiative at AEJMC 2017

Job adsCall for proposals: South Asia Initiative events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 conference. August 9-12, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Research Microtalks on South Asia at AEJMC 2017
Deadline for extended abstracts: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 18, 2017. In our commitment to the 2017 AEJMC conference theme “Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession,” we are hosting research microtalks (2 to 3 minutes) on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Research microtalks will be selected through a peer-reviewed competition.
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You are also invited to attend South Asia Events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 Conference in Chicago
The South Asia Initiative will host two events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 conference in Chicago.
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AEJMC’s South Asia Initiative:
With over one-fourth of the world’s population, South Asia has emerged as an important region for media and journalism, politics, international relations, health communication, culture, media and other areas that enrich the repertoire of our field. The South Asia Initiative brings together people with interest and expertise in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the South Asian diaspora worldwide. The AEJMC South Asia Initiative, which currently constitutes 520 members worldwide, was instituted at the AEJMC 2015 conference in San Francisco.

Do you wish to join the AEJMC South Asia Initiative? Are you interested in media and communication issues relating to South Asia or the South Asian diaspora? Email your ideas to Dr. Deb Aikat, School of Media and Journalism, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Mention “SAsia17” in the subject line of your email.

AEJMC South Asian Initiative

South Asia Initiative AEJMCGreetings from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism! By way of introduction, my name is Deb Aikat. I am a faculty member in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism. Read my bio here.

In our commitment to the “Global Bridges” theme of the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in San Francisco, a group of long-standing AEJMC members are convening the South Asia Initiative to bring together AEJMC members with interest and expertise in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora worldwide.

The AEJMC South Asia Initiative will foster cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborative relationships.

We invite you to the inaugural meeting:
~~ Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m., Aug. 7, 2015 (Friday)
~~ Place: Willow Room (B2 Golden Gate Level), San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco.
~~ See more details here.

We hope you’ll attend this meeting and share your ideas. Let us know if you are unable to attend the inaugural meeting, but wish to be a part of the AEJMC South Asia Initiative. We also welcome your ideas.

Please share this note with graduate students and colleagues interested in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

AEJMC emerging scholar grants

The AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program will award $2,500 research and teaching grants to up to four research or teaching proposals to encourage innovative and timely projects in journalism and mass communication. This is a project of the AEJMC Strategic Plan. AEJMC members may submit proposals for these grants in the fall of 2013, and selections will be announced by early January 2014. Deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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The AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program is designed to develop and nurture JMC teachers and researchers by fostering an intellectually stimulating environment. This program’s mission is to identify, encourage and recognize some of AEJMC’s most promising emerging scholars by providing funding for research or teaching projects. If requested, proposals selected for funding will be matched with a recognized scholar to serve as a mentor throughout the project. The mentor would serve as a resource and sounding board for the project. Proposals should outline an individual’s own significant research or teaching project. Proposals may also be submitted by a research team, which would share the award amount if selected.

AEJMC will showcase initial results from the 2014 grants during a session at AEJMC’s 2014 Conference in Montreal, Canada. In addition to the $2,500 grant, AEJMC will also provide $500 for each selected proposal to assist with travel expenses to the Conference. Criteria and the application process are outlined below. All application materials should be emailed as attachments to Lillian Coleman at aejmcnews AT aol.com (attachments MUST have a document suffix, such as .doc, .docx or .pdf). All material should come in ONE file in the order outlined under the “Application Process” section of this call. Incomplete proposals will NOT be reviewed.

PROPOSAL CRITERIA

• The proposed topic should center on Journalism and Mass Communication and related disciplines. Topics in related disciplines should also include a central element within mass communication.
• Applicants must be current AEJMC members. Check your membership status before you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted by non-members or members whose memberships are not current will be eliminated from the competition.
• Only one proposal per person will be considered. (If you submit as part of a team, that is the only proposal you may submit.)
• The program will not provide support for dissertation research.
• Graduate or undergraduate students are not eligible for this program.
• The program is looking for proposals from junior faculty members teaching full-time who have not yet achieved tenure, who are likely at the assistant professor level. Media professionals who have recently transitioned to full-time work in the academy are also welcome to apply.
• Proposals for teaching projects must include a research component or be research-based. This research component must be specifically explained in the proposal.
• For the proposals selected, a five-page interim report is due to AEJMC by July 15, 2014, and will be part of a Conference session. Applicants should submit proposals for projects on which they will be able to make significant progress by that time. Projects must be completed by Feb. 7, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should contain five sections, which should include the following materials:
I. A cover sheet that lists: (a) name, address, telephone number, email address; (b) a 200-word bio of applicant; and (c) a 300-word abstract of project.
II. A proposal written for a general mass communication scholarly audience, of no more than 1,500 words (excluding endnotes) describing the project, which must include: (a) scope and purpose of project; (b) how the project will expand knowledge; (c) detailed description of the project, including methods, survey information (if used), etc.; (d) current status and timeline for completion; (e) anticipated outcomes; (f) a list of potential publication venues for the finished project. (Proposals that exceed this word count will NOT be reviewed.)
III. A one-page, detailed budget that fully explains the expenses necessary to complete the project. Maximum grant amount is $2,500. Funds may not be used for equipment, software, PI stipend, university indirect costs or conference travel. If project will cost more than the maximum grant amount, explain where you will get the remaining funds to complete the project.
IV. One letter of support from your immediate supervisor.
V. A three-page vita — edit it so it is only three pages.

SELECTION PROCESS

All proposals will undergo peer review by JMC scholars. After a two-stage judging process, applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals by early January 2014. Questions should be directed to Jennifer McGill at AEJMCHQ AT aol.com or 803/798-0271.

AEJMC senior scholar grants

The AEJMC Senior Scholar Research Program will award up to two $4,000 grants to senior scholars to fund innovative and timely research projects in journalism and mass communication. This is a project of the AEJMC Strategic Plan.

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Senior scholars who are AEJMC members may submit proposals for these grants in the fall of 2013, and selections will be announced by early January 2014.

The AEJMC Senior Scholar Research Program is designed to support researchers in a wide area of study. These funds may support research assistants, travel to research centers or relevant locations, or pay for supplies and services associated with the research. This program seeks to recognize senior (typically tenured) scholars who aim to engage in extended research projects. For at least one of the two awards, priority will be given to a project that requires travel. Members holding an endowed professorship or an endowed chair are not eligible to apply.

Proposals should outline the applicant’s significant research project. Proposals may also be submitted by a team of scholars who would share the award if selected.

AEJMC will showcase initial results from the projects selected for the 2014 grants at a special session at the AEJMC 2014 Conference in Montreal, Canada. In addition to the $4,000 grant, AEJMC will also provide $750 for each selected proposal to assist scholars with travel expenses to that conference.

Deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, Oct. 7, at 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time. All application materials should be emailed as attachments to Jennifer McGill at AEJMCHQ AT aol.com (attachments MUST have a document suffix, such as .doc, .docx or .pdf). All material should come in ONE file in the order outlined under the “Application Process” section of this call. Incomplete proposals will NOT be reviewed.

PROPOSAL CRITERIA

• The proposed topic should center on Journalism and Mass Communication and related disciplines. Topics in related disciplines should also include a central element within mass communication.
• Applicants must be current AEJMC members. Check your membership status before you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted by non-members, or members whose memberships are not current, will be eliminated from the competition.
• Only one proposal per person will be considered. (If you submit as part of a team, that is the only proposal you may submit.)
• The program is looking for proposals from senior faculty members teaching full-time (preferably tenured).
• The proposal should include a demonstration of past research success and the likelihood that this project can be completed by February 2015.
• For the proposals selected, a five-page interim report is due to AEJMC by July 15, 2014, and will be part of the 2014 Conference session. Applicants should submit proposals for projects on which they would be able to make significant progress by that time.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should contain five sections and include the following materials:
I. A cover sheet that lists the following information: (a) name, address, telephone number and email address; (b) a 200-word bio of applicant(s); and (c) a 300-word abstract of the project.
II. A proposal written for a general mass communication scholarly audience, of no more than 1,500 words (excluding endnotes) describing the project, which must include the following: (a) scope and purpose of project; (b) how the project will expand knowledge; (c) detailed description of the project, including methods, survey information (if used), etc.; (d) current status and timeline for completion; (e) anticipated outcomes; (f) a list of potential publication venues for the finished project. (Proposals that exceed this word count will NOT be reviewed.)
III. A one-page, detailed budget that fully explains the expenses necessary to complete the project. Maximum grant amount is $4,000. Funds may not be used for university indirect costs or PI stipend. If project will cost more than the maximum grant amount, explain where you will get the remaining funds to complete the project.
IV. One letter of support from your immediate supervisor
V. A three-page curriculum vitae

SELECTION PROCESS

All proposals will undergo peer review by JMC scholars. After a two-stage judging process, applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals by early January 2014. Questions about the AEJMC Senior Scholars Program should be directed to Jennifer McGill at AEJMCHQ AT aol.com or 803/798-0271.

Barbara Hines

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Barbara B. Hines (Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1981, M.A. American University, 1974, B.S. The University of Texas at Austin, 1971) is professor of journalism and director of the Graduate Program in Mass Communication and Media Studies, Howard University, Washington, DC. Her research includes the history and development of scholastic and collegiate journalism, accreditation in higher education, public relations and journalism, with numerous publications in these and related areas.  She has served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and through foundation and U.S. State Department-funded programs has helped to train journalists from Europe, Asia and Africa.

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