Karin and Folke Dovring Travel Award for Analysis of International Persuasion

The Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites submissions for the 2019 Karin and Folke Dovring Travel Award for Analysis of International Persuasion. The award is granted to an American journalist or journalism scholar for three to four weeks of travel and study in a foreign country or countries of the award winner’s choice. The award is up to $2,000 per week of travel and study, and the funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and audiovisual materials (e.g. photo copies, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, USB flash drives).

The award recipient should be able to speak a foreign language and be familiar with the relevant culture in which the travel is to occur. Within eight weeks of completion of travel, the award recipient shall send to the Department of Journalism a 1,000 to 1,500 word long scholarly report of the travel and study experience.

The award honors Karin Dovring, who was a foreign correspondent and an internationally recognized communication analyst, the author of English As Lingua Franca: Double Talk in Global Persuasion (1997) and The Road of Propaganda (1959), and her husband Folke Dovring, a distinguished professor of land economics who taught at the University of Illinois from 1960 to 1987.

Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and a travel and study proposal of no more than 1,000 words by May 5, 2019. The proposal should specify: 1) Where, when, and for how long the applicant will travel; 2) What the applicant expects to learn from the study; 3) What contribution the study will make to analysis of international persuasion; 4) What is the estimate of the costs of travel and study for each of the four categories given above.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by June 5, 2019. All travel must be scheduled and completed by August 31, 2020.

Email your curriculum vitae and proposal to: sotirovi@illinois.edu
Dr. Mira Sotirovic • Associate Professor and Karin and Folke Dovring Scholar in Propaganda • College of Media • Department of Journalism • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign