IAMCR, FAO offer Rural Communication Services Research Awards

IAMCR, FAO offer Rural Communication Services Research Awards

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In cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IAMCR is offering four awards of 2,500 USD to authors of papers that advance our understanding of applications of “rural communication services” particularly in the areas of agriculture, family farming, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, food security, and disaster risk reduction and management. Special attention will be given to papers that consider elements such as the participatory design of communication services in rural areas; appropriation of media by family farmers; institutionalization of communication services for rural communities; and evidence-based approaches for inclusive rural communication services.

Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the award, you must be: (1) a PhD student or early-career researcher/scholar; (2) reside in a low or middle-income country in Asia, Africa or the Latin America/Caribbean region (see the lists of low and middle-income countries) and; (3) be a current (2023) member of IAMCR.

The 2,500 USD is to be used to defray the cost of presenting the work at a special panel at IAMCR’s 2023 conference.

Interested authors must submit abstracts of their papers by the 9 February 2023 deadline, indicating that they wish to be considered for the FAO/IAMCR award in step 5 of the submission process, “Topics”. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by 17 March and must submit final papers by 1 May. The FAO/IAMCR Award selection committee will evaluate the eligible papers and announce the winners no later than 5 June.

For more details, visit the IAMCR 2023 website here.