Communication in Emerging Democracies – Grants

Call for Proposals
Grants from the Dale Leathers Fund to Promote Communication Studies in Emerging Democracies
National Communication Association

NCA seeks proposals for activities that promote scholarship and teaching of Communication Studies to benefit emerging democracies and their peoples. Such activities may 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)      a rationale 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 principal investigator.

Deadline to submit proposal is October 1, 2014.

Visit for application materials and additional information.

NCA at 100 Microhistories

Call for Papers
NCA at 100: The Microhistories
A Special Issue of Review of Communication

Review of Communication invites essays for a special issue on “NCA at 100: The Microhistories.” With thousands of members, over a century of history, over 40 interest groups, six caucuses, seven sections, and numerous regional, state, local, and affiliated associations, the National Communication Association holds countless stories of founding, revolution, growth, and transformation.

We invite essays of roughly 5,000 words that deploy the histories of specific sub-fields, interest groups, caucuses, persons, theories, and associations to engage questions relevant to the present and future of communication studies. Essays for this volume should not only provide us a history of its subject, but use that history as an opportunity to explore larger questions of communication, pedagogy, and/or scholarship. While authors should not feel compelled to follow a formal method of microhistory, they should keep in mind that such studies do take up the task of relating local narratives to larger-scale phenomena. Manuscripts that do not make a larger connection or contribution will not be considered for publication.

To receive full consideration for this special issue, essays must be received by March 1, 2014. All submissions and correspondences are handled electronically through the ScholarOne Manuscript system. Please clearly indicate that your submission is for the special issue on NCA at 100 in the “Cover Letter” section of the electronic submission process. Inquiries to the editor are welcome.

To facilitate review, manuscripts should be free of any material identifying the author(s) or their affiliation(s). Before submission, authors should be sure their manuscripts are double-spaced throughout and are saved in a standard word processor format (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be previously published or under review for publication elsewhere, and before publication, authors must ensure their accepted manuscripts conform to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors are responsible for acquiring any permissions for the reproduction of texts, images, tables, illustrations, or other materials, as well as for providing camera-ready copies of tables, figures, and images. For further information on permissions, please see here.

International Opportunities: NCA mini-conference

“International Opportunities for Scholars in Communication and Related Disciplines”

Report of a mini-conference held as part of the
National Communication Association Conference,
November 2010, San Francisco, United States

Report prepared by Grant Hannis
Convenor and chair of the mini-conference

“Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of universities outside the US offering Communication and Journalism courses. This growth has taken place, for instance, in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. Such internationalization presents opportunities for US Communication scholars to seek funding to teach and conduct research in other countries and for foreign Communication scholars to do likewise in the US.

A mini-conference on this topic was held on November 14-16, 2010, as part of the National Communication Association conference in San Francisco. The mini-conference invited contributions from scholars who had worked in foreign countries—including the benefits they derived from the experience, any pitfalls to avoid, and what advice they would offer others. The mini-conference also invited contributions from those who fund such travel.

The mini-conference was convened by Grant Hannis, the head of journalism as Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Hannis spent the second half of 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching and conducting research at San Francisco State University.

Six presenters spoke at the mini-conference and answered questions from the floor. This report summarizes the presentations, incorporating the presenters’ responses to questions. All the presenters are happy to be contacted, should you have further questions.”

Report of the NCA Mini-conference

A slideshow with photos of the 6 presenters follows.

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Oops – apparently some people are having trouble locating the photos taken at the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue. Sorry about that!

Go to “home” on the top menu, then choose “history”, and they’re at the bottom of the page. Or just use this link.

If anyone took photos at the ICA Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue in Singapore, you can upload them as part of a comment in response to that post. I don’t have any or I would do it.

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