CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Digital Media and Learning Research Associates Summer Institute Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub invites advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the field of Digital Media and Learning to submit applications for a DML Research Associates Summer Institute to be held between August 15-19, 2011 at University of California, Irvine. This one-week institute is designed to support the development of a cohort of junior scholars working in the emerging field of digital media and learning. Participants will share information about their research, build relationships with researchers at institutions across the country and globally, develop a publication, grant proposal, dissertation or book chapter or other relevant outcome, and have opportunities to initiate mentoring relationships with a small number of scholars working in the field of Digital Media and Learning. The theme for this annual meeting will be “Designing Learning Futures” (see http://dmlcentral.net/conference2011/call-for-proposals). Specific workshop topics and faculty mentors will be tailored to the needs and interests of the participants.

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub will support up to 12 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the field of Digital Media and Learning around the theme of “Designing Learning Futures." We will provide funding for travel to the meeting, including roundtrip coach airfare, ground transportation, meals and accommodations during the one-week summer institute. Selected participants will be expected to participate in all of the activities associated with the program, including reading and providing feedback on writings and other materials provided by fellow research associates. Participants will also be responsible for completing a final report, including a copy of their completed outcome.

Applications should include a 1-2 page cover letter that outlines your research (or other work), its relevance to the theme of “Designing Learning Futures," the significance of participating in a summer institute for your work and the writing or other outcome you propose to produce over the course of your participation in the program. In addition, please include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed directly by your referees. Applications should be addressed to the following:

DML Research Associates Summer Institute Program Review Committee

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

UC Humanities Research Institute

4000 Humanities Gateway Building

Irvine, CA 92697-3350

All application materials, including two letters of reference, should be sent via email to dmlhub@hri.uci.edu on or before Dec. 15, 2010. Notifications of awards will be sent by Feb. 1, 2011.

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