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Grants Awardees

NCA Funds Nine Projects with Advancing the Discipline Grants

January 13, 2015

NCA is pleased to announce the recipients of its most recent Advancing the Discipline grants, which support projects and events that are designed to advance Communication as an academic discipline.


Doing Autoethnography 2016

Derek Bolen, Angelo State University

This grant will partially support the 5th annual Doing Autoethnography Conference, to be hosted in February 2016 by the Department of Communication and Mass Media at Angelo State University in Texas.


Health Literacy

Angela Cooke-Jackson, Emerson College

This grant will support the development and dissemination of eLEEP, a peer leadership training program. eLEEP uses a community-based participatory research model to incorporate a health communication and media literacy framework in the interest of helping minority youth in Boston’s low-income neighborhoods.


International Communication Conference in Russia

Alexandra Endaltseva & Olga I. Matyash, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

The conference, organized by the Department of Integrated Communications at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, aims to bring together different voices from Communication scholarship to advance construction of a conceptual map of the Communication discipline in various parts of the globe.


The Inspiration Project

Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University

The Inspiration Project seeks to collect the narratives of how top scholars in the Communication discipline discovered their research paths.


Connecting the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

Rona Halualani, San Jose State University

This grant funds a team of scholars who seek to increase the visibility of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and NCA among transdisciplinary scholars interested in diversity and intercultural communication issues.


Conference on Speech and Debate as Civic Education

J. Michael Hogan, The Pennsylvania State University

This grant partially supports Pennsylvania State University’s Conference on Speech and Debate as Civic Education.


Recovering Democracy Archive

Yvonne Slosarski, et al., University of Maryland

This grant supports the creation and maintenance of an online archive of recovered speeches, delivered by diverse rhetors, with accompanying pedagogical resources.


DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference

David Worthington & Andrew Hayes, DePauw University

This grant partially supports the DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference, which attracts scholars from many institutions. First held in 1975, the conference is the oldest event in the discipline that supports undergraduate research through intensive scholarly dialogue.


For information about projects and events supported by Advancing the Discipline grants in the past, visit the “Advancing the Discipline Grantees” page of the NCA web site. Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals for the next round of grants is October 1, 2015.