Carleton University's Centre for Media and Transitional Societies (CMTS), in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to launch a call for concept notes, in French or English, outlining proposed research examining the impact of convergence between traditional radio and new information and communications technologies (ICTs) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ultimately, the purpose of this competitive research project is both to generate important research and to support African researchers in their efforts to produce rigorous and analytical social science research findings on the ways that radio and the growth and penetration of new ICTs - such as mobile phones, the Internet and other digital technologies - have affected social, cultural, political and economic development.
The call for proposals will be run in two stages:
1) Call for concept notes (submission deadline: January 8, 2010). All interested applicants are required to submit a concept note outlining a synopsis of a proposed research idea.
2) Call for full proposals. Based on the assessment of the concept notes, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in early 2010.
There are three levels of targeted funding, each with different eligibility criteria:
For full details on the research competition, the call for concept notes and the submission process, please visit the project website.