Call for participants ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2014 (closed)

We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2014 that will take place at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, Germany from 3.–16. August 2014.

THE FOCUS
The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2014 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies.

The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures.

The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.

THE TOPIC
The topic of this year's summer school is "Dynamics of Mediatization: Journalism, Representation and the Public Sphere". The summer school is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies. The overall theme for the programme provides just one of the many topical focal points of the summer school and will not be used as a main criterion for participant selection.

HOW TO APPLY
There are two options to attend the Summer School:

For students whose universities are a member of the organizing consortium (download the list) the Summer School will provide:
- Summer School materials (including 2 books),
- accommodation, breakfast and coffee,
- travel refund*

Payment of a registration fee of 560 Euros
is required.

* The refund is valid for the (cheapest possible) travel costs to the summer school location (Bremen) taking into account the maximum eligible costs set by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (click here to see the table of maximum travel costs [first column]). In order to get the refund after the end of the summer school, the students will have to send in their original boarding passes and tickets, travel agent invoices and receipts to the summer school coordinator no later than August 31, 2014 (date of stamp). Otherwise no refund will be provided.
For students whose universities are not a member of the organizing consortium, the Summer School will provide:
- Summer School materials (including 2 books),
- accommodation, breakfast and coffee,
- travel refund*

Payment of a registration fee of 660 Euros
is required.

* The refund is valid for the (cheapest possible) travel costs to the summer school location (Bremen) taking into account the maximum eligible costs set by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (click here to see the table of maximum travel costs [first column]). In order to get the refund after the end of the summer school, the students will have to send in their original boarding passes and tickets, travel agent invoices and receipts to the summer school coordinator no later than August 31, 2014 (date of stamp). Otherwise no refund will be provided.

The total number of students will be limited to 44, half of them from consortium members

CREDITS
The summer school gives full recognition to the activities of participating students who are awarded 10 ECTS credits for their participation in the full programme (including the supple-mentary activities). Six of the best student presentations and all abstracts of student projects will be published in the Summer School Book.

GRANTS
There will be individual grants provided to students who are unable to otherwise raise the registration fee. There is a separate application and selection procedure in order to apply for these grants. The deadline for grant application is May 25. 

DEADLINE
The deadline for applications for the summer school is March 31, 2014.
Applicants from consortium universities and affiliated partners of the summer school must coordinate their application with their institutional coordinators.

A wide range of student papers is sought for, and it is not necessary to fit into the yearly theme of the doctoral summer school. The working language of the summer school will be English; therefore, a sufficient understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

Download this Call for Participants in PDF format.