The Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) at the University of Manchester is seeking high-quality PhD and DBA candidates to research topics on ICTs/information systems and socio-economic development. Some scholarships are available for those starting in September 2010; deadline dates vary but many require application before end February or end March 2010.
The CDI is seeking candidates typically those with a distinction-level Masters degree from an internationally-recognised university in an appropriate topic (which includes but is not limited to information systems, management, or development); good English skills; and a relevant topic for study backed by a proposal that demonstrates an ability to work with academic theory.
ACORN-REDECOM is a cross-disciplinary academic network of research centers which seeks to advance knowledge on the social, economic and political impact of ICT in the Americas. It fosters research and dialog among researchers who examine the economic, technological and policy issues that affect ICT and their impact on development.
ACORN-REDECOM is now soliciting abstracts of papers for presentation at the 2010 conference which will take place in Brasilia, DF (Brazil). Proposals should be based on current theoretical or empirical research relevant to the communication and information sector, and may be from any disciplinary perspective. ACORN-REDECOM seeks submissions of disciplinary, comparative, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary excellence. Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts. Travel funds will be available on competitive basis.
Up to 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to 22,000 € and specialized guidance to enable emerging scholars to carry out their own new and original research study examining the impact of public access to information and communication technologies (ICT)..
Emerging developing country researchers from Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to apply for a Fellowship. They may submit their application and conduct their research in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish.
The deadline for applying is Midnight Eastern Standard Time, 31 December 2009.
The Program is an 18-months project sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and managed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with scholars from Undersidad de San Andres, Argentina and the University of the Philippines.
Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development:
The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community.
Papers should examine how mobile phones, computers, and the Internet influence the empowerment of marginal individuals and communities, including whether ICTs create and enhance livelihood opportunities for people in the developing world.
Papers should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract and bibliography) and should include a clear discussion of the implications of the findings for development policy and/or practice.
No more than twelve papers will be selected by the workshop organizers for presentation. The first author of each paper chosen will be given air fare and lodging/meals.
The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2009) will be held 17-19 April 2009 at Carnegie Mellon‘s state-of-the-art campus in Doha, Qatar. This conference will act as a focal point for new scholarship in the field of ICT and international development. Confirmed speakers include a Keynote by William H. Gates, Chairman of Microsoft Corporation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
September 22, 2008 – Submissions due
January 15, 2009 – Final decisions sent out to authors
February 20, 2009 – Camera-ready papers due
April 17-19, 2009 – Conference