LIRNEasia Dissemination event and Tutorials Singapore: 21-22 June 2010

LIRNEasia dissemination event and tutorials, Singapore, 21-22 June 2010
Organized by LIRNEasia and the Department of Communication and New Media (CNM), National University of Singapore, supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and the Department for International Development, UK (DFID)

Fifteen Young Scholars from the Asia-Pacific region will be selected to participate in tutorials taught by recognized scholars and practitioners scheduled to be held before the 2010 International Communication Association conference in Singapore and a research dissemination event, both at the National University of Singapore Kent Ridge Campus. The selected Young Scholars will also attend the conference and have their travel and accommodation expenses covered. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about doing policy-relevant research and to participate in a leading international scholarly conference.

Application Guidelines

Applications should be submitted electronically to on or before 11 April 2010 and must contain the following:

  1. curriculum vitae (one page)
  2. a one-page write-up outlining why you wish to be an Asia-Pacific based expert capable of contributing to ICT policy and regulatory reform in the region

The document should be named Tutorials_YoungScholar_YourLastName. Please note that the write up and bio should be in one single document.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed on or before 25 April 2010, with instructions on travel arrangements.

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  1. Content of application
  2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research for the Asia Pacific
  3. Quality of writing
  4. Gender and country representation

The selection committee may contact your supervisor or mentor before making the final selections.

The Selected Young Scholars are expected to participate in the ICA conference from 22 – 26 June followed by a debriefing session moderated by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva where they are expected present a five minute summary of what they learned at ICA and at LIRNEasia events.


Selected applicants will be provided with least-cost travel to and from Singapore, twin-sharing accommodation and meals for the duration of the tutorials, the dissemination event (21 – 22 June 2010) and accommodation during the main conference, (23-26 June 2010); and will be given adjusted per diem (less hotel and paid for meals) in two installments (half upon registration at the tutorial and the remainder at the debriefing session at the end of the ICA conference). .


Citizens of most countries are able to obtain visa on arrival to enter Singapore, with a few exceptions ( Letters will be provided for this purpose after participant selections have been made. Participants are strongly advised to initiate visa approval procedures immediately thereafter.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications: 11 April 2010

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