CFP Promoting Comm in Emerging Democracies

Call for Proposals 

Promotion of Communication in Emerging Democracies
Grant Funded by The Dale G. Leathers Memorial Fund to Promote Communication Studies in Emerging Democracies

Proposals are being solicited that promote scholarship and teaching of communication studies to benefit emerging democracies and their peoples. Any activity which contributes to this goal is potentially eligible for funding. Such activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

*International travel for residents of emerging democracies to attend conferences or advanced training in communication studies

*International travel for U.S. residents to disseminate communication scholarship or to conduct training in communication studies in emerging democracies

*Procuring and disseminating scholarly and instructional materials in communication studies for use by institutions within emerging democracies

*Research about various topics in communication conducted by residents of emerging democracies who would otherwise lack adequate support for such research

*Research about communication phenomena in emerging democracies, which may be conducted by U.S. scholars or by others, and which promises to directly or indirectly promote effective communication practices

General Procedures for Proposals

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages and shall include the following information:

(1)      rational for considering the target nation an emerging democracy

(2)      a clear statement of methods or listing of activities, depending on the nature of the proposal

(3)      a clear statement of expected outcomes and their relationship to the purpose of the grant

(4)      a clear statement of the intended use of monies provided by the grant

(5)      an abbreviated, 3 page CV of applicant or principle investigator

Proposals will be reviewed and funded on an annual cycle. If the Trustees deem that no satisfactory proposals have been received in a particular cycle, or if the Trustees deem that available funds are insufficient to justify an award during a given cycle, no award need be made.

Deadline to submit proposal is October 1, 2013.

Grantees will be required to follow the National Communication Association’s Promotional Activities and Sponsorship Acknowledgement Policy for NCA-Funded Events and Projects.

All applicants are encouraged to check with their home institution regarding the rules and regulations involved with accepting grants to be sure applicants follow acceptable practice for their institution and state.  NCA recommends that you share the protocol for assessment and reporting on grants with your grant officer before applying.

Grant awards are funded by The Dale G. Leathers Memorial Fund to Promote Communication Studies in Emerging Democracies. For 2014, the total grant amount available is $500, and must be spent within the 2014 calendar year.

Please send proposals to Brad Mello at bmello AT  Proposal must be in English.