AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division research grant and teaching grant program

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 30, 2017
The Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is accepting applications for small grants for research and teaching activities.

The program will offer three grants for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • A $2,500 grant for faculty to support research related to online news or newspapers.
  • A $1,000 grant for graduate students to support research related to online news or newspapers.
  • A $300 grant to support innovative teaching in courses related to newspapers or online news

The research grants could be used to cover some or all of the cost of such scholarly expenses as paying a research assistant or a transcriptionist, traveling to an archive, or paying for an online survey service or to photocopy documents.

The teaching grant could be used to cover such expenses as part of the cost of a piece of equipment or software, a student reporting trip or an honorarium for a professional who can teach students specific skills.

Last year’s research grant (there was only one last year) went to Megan Duncan, a Ph.D. candidate at Wisconsin, for a project titled, “Learning News Credibility Cues on New Technology.”
Last year’s teaching grant was awarded to Carol Schwalbe, of the University of Arizona, who planned to use the grant for an honorarium for a professional photographer/videographer to work with students. The previous year, the teaching grant helped her to cover expenses for a course reporting trip to Saguaro National Park East.

Full-time faculty members, adjunct professors, graduate students and independent scholars are eligible to apply for the appropriate research grant. Full-time professors or instructors, adjunct faculty members and graduate students teaching their own courses are eligible to apply for the teaching grant. Members of the Newspaper and Online News Division’s executive board for 2016-2017 are not eligible to apply for either grant.

To apply. follow the appropriate link below:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Sunday, July 30, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

The results of the grants competition will be announced at the Newspaper and Online News Division business meeting at the AEJMC annual convention in Chicago.

To qualify for consideration for a grant, applicants must be members of the Newspaper and Online News Division of AEJMC as of July 30, 2017. You can check your membership status by contacting AEJMC Membership Director Pamella Price at aejmcmemsub@aol.com.

To apply for a teaching grant, applicants must, in addition, be involved in teaching journalism or mass communication at the post-secondary level, as a full-time or part-time faculty member or instructor, adjunct professor, graduate-student teacher of record or teaching assistant for at least one semester, quarter or other term between Aug. 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018.

Grant recipients will be asked to provide a report on how they used grant funds by July 1, 2018.

If you have questions about the grant program, please contact one of the Newspaper and Online News Division’s teaching chairs at nondgrants@gmail.com.

I am an assistant professor of communication at Waynesburg University in southwest Pennsylvania. I teach graphic design, web design and photography.

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