Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 UNICEF/IAMCR Communication for Development Research Fund. Two awards, worth USD 4,000 each, will be awarded to small research projects that advance our understanding of how Communication for Development (C4D) contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fund is open to advanced PhD students and early-career professionals who are IAMCR members residing in low and middle income countries.

Managed by IAMCR and funded by UNICEF, the fund is designed to support communication and media research that advances our understanding of how communication for development tools and methods can contribute to the realisation of the SDGs. The research supported will closely link with and contribute to the work of the Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change (GASBC), a coalition of organisations from diverse fields, united by a common commitment to building informed and engaged societies. UNICEF and IAMCR are founding members of the Alliance. The grant can be used to support a new research initiative or a distinct component of research already in progress. Proposals will be reviewed by a five-person selection committee made up of the co-chairs of IAMCR’s GASBC Taskforce, a member of IAMCR, a representative of UNICEF, and a member of GASBC.

Complete applications must be received by 18 November 2019. Announcement of successful applications will be made by 18 December. The research project must begin no later than January 2020, a complete draft of a final report must be submitted by 30 April 2020, and a full paper must be submitted via the online 2020 conference platform by 30 May 2020.

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