My group the Social Science Research Council just announced a call for applications for a number of small grants we are offering to fund research on media policy and advocacy. The goal of the grants is to encourage collaborations between media activists and media researchers on research relevant to public policy.
The first round will provide grants of up to $7,500 for research that supports advocacy, organizing, policy and/or campaign uses in the media and communications field in the US. The grants are intended for short-term work, completable and usable by advocacy partners within the next 4-12 months. Up to 5 grants will be awarded in this first round.
This round of applications is due by August 9 with the announcements of selected grantees on August 28.