Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 6 June 2021.
The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) is a key project for intercultural dialogue of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The award honours successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue, both in Austria and on a global scale. The award is open to all those who identify and make use of opportunities which positively shape intercultural co-existence. It also rewards those who successfully break new ground in intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural action, and who promote the dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.
Organizers are looking for both large and small projects implemented by organisations or individuals. The IAA specifically promotes intercultural and inter religious projects in the fields of Arts/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration. The projects need to be either in the process of being implemented or already completed. Applications are open to both non-profit organizations and commercial organisations. Individuals from civil society can also participate.
Fellows Programme, KAICIID, Vienna, Austria. Deadline: varies by program (May or June 2021).
Exchange programmes across religious educational institutions only exist within a few countries around the world. In most countries, exchange does not exist due either to a lack of interest, a lack of resources, and/or a lack of diversity of religious institutions. KAICIID recognises the integral part of knowledge-sharing among religious education institutions that train future leaders. The Centre aims to connect these institutions and their select teachers to a network of an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue practitioners in order to advocate for peace. The KAICIID International Fellows Programm seeks to not only address these problems but also to network institutions that train religious leaders transnationally so that interreligious dialogue can become a common feature of any religious training, whatever the religion might be.
All documents for the 2021/2022 Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Fellows Programme must be submitted by 30 May 2021. All documents for the 2022 KAICIID International Fellows Programme must be submitted by 10 June 2021.
Consultancy for Research on Countering Hate Speech Initiatives in Europe, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue(KAICIID), Vienna, Austria. Deadline: May 4, 2021.
KAICIID’s Europe Region Programme started in 2021 a Social Cohesion Initiative, which includes a pillar on Countering Hate Speech (CHS). This CHS project acknowledges that hate speech is becoming an increasingly serious problem in Europe with serious consequences for well-being, intergroup trust, integration and democracy. It also focusses on the important role which religious leaders continue to play in creating and implementing the initiatives and frameworks which stop hate speech and promote respectful dialogue, outreach, trust and community resilience. The project’s aim will be to draw upon the existing expertise and resources available, as well as the needs and priorities of religious leaders, and create training materials which will empower religious leaders to counter hate speech even better.
A crucial part of this process is mapping and analysing the many existing initiatives to counter hate speech, with an emphasis on those which engage religious leaders, which are currently taking place in Europe at national to international level. The point is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of initiatives in this field from the perspective of the organizations and of the religious leaders who both implement some of them and observe the results, and to identify the most pressing calls and recommendations for future action. This research will inform KAICIID’s outreach to potential partners and ensure the relevance of its programmatic work.
The Consultant will carry out desk research in order to create an analytical report on the status of countering hate speech initiatives in Europe. It will map and discuss the most important initiatives and resources to counter hate speech of the last five years across four regions of Europe (Norther, Eastern, Western and Southern Europe) as well as the nature of their involvement of religion and religious actors. It will consider which initiatives have shaped public policy on this topic and how they have (or have not) managed to do so. It will analyze the initiatives’ successes from the perspectives of their organizations, including a number of religious institutions, and explore the strengths, weaknesses of these initiatives.
University Assistant with Doctorate, The Institute of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Deadline: September 9, 2020.
40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of October 12th 2020.
* Independent research and scientific collaboration in the research area “Translation and cooperation in times of technocapitalism”
* Possibility to write an empirically-based postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) with a focus on translation technology and (digital) translation didactics
* Preparation of a structured overview of new developments and innovations in translation technology and digital translation didactics
* Publications in scientific journals and/or other forms of knowledge transfer (dissemination of knowledge)
* Assistance in the acquisition of external funding
* Contribution to existing and new research projects
* Participation in and co-organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences
* Teaching of courses, among others in the field of translation technology
* Student support
* Administration related to research and teaching
Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria. Deadline: 15 June 2020.
The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) is a key project for intercultural dialogue of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The award honours successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural dialogue, both in Austria and on a global scale. The award is open to all those who identify and make use of opportunities which positively shape intercultural co-existence. It also rewards those who successfully break new ground in intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural action, and who promote the dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.
Organizers are looking for both large and small projects implemented by organisations or individuals. The IAA specifically promotes intercultural projects in the fields of Arts/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration. Applications are open to both non-profit and commercial organisations. Individuals from civil society can also participate.
In view of the global COVID19-crisis 2020, special projects dedicated to coping with restriction and consequences of this crisis will be eligible for the award in all categories. However, special emphasis should be given to the aspect of people of different background living together and countering prejudice and fear. It is possible to select several categories in one submission.
Tenure-Track Professorship in Media and Intersectionality, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 18 September 2019.
In research and teaching, this position should cover the role of media for the intersection of various categories of difference, especially with regard to gender but also ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, and/or age. Knowledge on theories and methods of communication science as well as in Gender respectively Intersectionality Studies is required. The position is open to the full range of epistemological approaches within the area of communication research.
Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues
The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.
Call for Papers: Languages in an Open World, Graz, Austria, November 20-22, 2019. Deadline: June 30, 2019.
The SOAS World Languages Institute (UK), Mercator European Research Centre, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation, and the Plurilingualism Research Unit – treffpunkt sprachen (AT) cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members to join the international conference on “Languages in an Open World” that will take place in Graz, Austria, November 20-22 2019, at the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML).
The conference “Languages in an Open World” intends to bring together scholars from linguistics and related disciplines with an interest and expertise in language and globalisation, with a special focus on status and power relations between languages and their speakers and their impact and/or transformation in a world characterised by mobility, increased complexity, and diverse and dynamic formations of cultural, linguistic, and societal identities.
Call for entries: Alfred Fried Photography Award for images of “what does peace look like?”. Deadline: June 2, 2019.
The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.
Those 14 years or younger can enter photos for the Children’s Peace Image of the Year.
The top five listed photographers will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. There is an award ceremony in Vienna and worldwide exhibitions as well.
Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
Do you know of a project that promotes intercultural dialogue, in Austria and internationally? Once again this year, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs awards prizes to successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue. Intercultural projects which are active in the following thematic areas are eligible for a prize: Art/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration (the competition in Integration is open to projects based and operating in Austria exclusively).
The IAA 2019 will be awarded for the best respective project in each of these four categories:
* SUSTAINABILITY: Best on-going project with sustainable impact (Prize: EUR 10.000,-)
* RECENT EVENTS: Best project with reference to current issues (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
* INNOVATION: Most innovative intercultural project (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
* MEDIA: Best media contribution for intercultural understanding (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
The IAA 2018 award winners are described in this brochure.
Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies, Vienna School of International Studies. Deadline: 20 January 2019.
The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of three Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies for two years, from 23 September 2019. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.
The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Economics, History, Law or Political Science. The School interprets International Studies broadly. Applications from all these disciplines, including candidates with area expertise (such as European Studies) are welcome. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.