SSRC Transregional Research Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections

SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS, NEXT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2016. APPLY NOW

The Social Science Research Council Transregional Research Program aims at promoting excellence in transregional research and interrogating boundaries that have long divided world geographies and academic communities.

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections, builds upon the SSRC’s current transregional grants program through which more than 50 individual fellowships totaling nearly $2 million have been awarded. These longer-term fellowships are designed to support junior scholars as they work on first or second projects and to be disbursed flexibly over a sixteen-month period. Fellows can be affiliated anywhere, need not be full-time employed, and can use the funds for research or writing. Fellowship amounts will vary based on the proposed research activities, timeline, and location, and awards will be granted of $20,000–$45,000

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (formerly the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research) are awarded for projects that reconceptualize research on Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia (including Turkey) through Eurasia, Central Asia and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia, as well as projects that explore linkages beyond this expanse. Proposals that explore the connections between Asia and Africa are encouraged in this round of the competition.

Specifically, the fellowships will reward work that promises to push the boundaries of current frameworks for transregional and transnational research. The grants will enable fellows to devote sustained attention to completing first books and/or formulating second projects and developing innovative teaching materials and resources, including publicly available digital resources. In addition, the fellows’ workshops will create networks that will continue to support fellows well beyond the grant period.

By targeting junior scholars up to five years out of the PhD, these fellowships provide crucial support at a time when it may be easier for researchers to explore broader dimensions of and contexts for their work (including interdisciplinary perspectives) than during the dissertation itself. In addition, these fellowships will:
• Enable researchers whose training has been primarily disciplinary to deepen engagements with regional scholarship (and vice versa).
• Enable researchers to develop cross-regional or multi-site projects that depend on investments in language learning and gaining site-specific knowledge.
• Provide occasions for bringing people from more literary, historical and social science branches of the humanities into stronger interactions with one another through the study of specific themes or sites (e.g. classicists, historians, art historians, anthropologists and sociologists engaged in Mediterranean studies).
• Allow for bringing people with experience in specific transregional contexts together to undertake comparative research around transregional phenomena such as waterways, diasporas, aid relationships, or cultural flows.

 

Ann Neville Miller Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesAnn Neville Miller is a Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.

She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, one edited volume, and numerous book chapters. Much of her work addresses critical issues concerning communication about HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, including communication of religious leaders and churches toward HIV prevention in Africa, and the role of sexual content in African entertainment media in youth sexual attitudes and behavior. She also has a long-running research interest in barriers to research productivity of African communication scholars. Dr. Miller’s study of African communication patterns arises out of over a dozen years of living, studying, teaching, and researching as an American in Kenya and Uganda. She continues to work closely with former colleagues there on a range of projects.

Dr. Miller was the receipt of a Fulbright African Regional Research Grant in 2015 and a Fulbright Specialist grant in 2017, and has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization.

Recent publications include:

Kayongo, C., & Miller, A. N. (2018). Men’s response to Obulamu campaign messages about male involvement in maternal health: Mukono District, Uganda. Health Communication, electronic publication Aug 1, 2018.

Ngula, K., Miller, A. N., & Mberia, J., K. (2018). Motivational and contextual factors related to Kenyan adolescents’ intake of sexual radio and TV content. Health Communication, 33, 724-732.
doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1306909

Miller, A. N., Gabolya, C., Mulwanya, R., Nabasaaka, G., Kiva, J., Nalugya, E., Lagot, S., & Chibita, M. B. (2018). The relationship between parental mediation of adolescent media use and Ugandan adolescents’ sexual beliefs, attitudes and behavior. Howard Journal of Communications, 29, 161-174. doi:10.1080/10646175.2017.1354788.

Miller, A. N., Sellnow, T., Neuberger, L., Todd, A., Freihaut, R., Noyes, J., Allen, T., Alexander, N., Vanderford, M., Gamhewage, G. (2017). A systematic review of literature on training in crisis and risk preparedness. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 612-629.
doi: 10.1080/10810730.2017.1338802

One World Scholarships-Developing Countries

“The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. It has been established within the Austrian Cooperation for Education, and together with the other programmes it supports their concerns (struggle against poverty, resource conservation, peace-keeping etc.), the establishment and expansion of accordingly qualified personnel and the advancement of educational- and economic systems (capacity and institution development) with lasting effects.
It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries.”
For further information, see the original posting at the Afro-Asiatisches Institut site.