Funding Support for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School by the Otto-Brenner-Foundation

From 11th to 14th of August 2013, young researchers from over 17 European countries will meet at ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, to present and discuss their doctoral projects in an innovative and intensive learning environment. PhD students from all over Europe are invited to apply for participation in the summer school. With help from the Otto-Brenner-Stiftung (OBS), participants from Eastern Europe can apply for exclusive OBS grants that cover the summer school fee. Applications are possible with immediate effect through the summer school website www.comsummerschool.org.

Media and communications are becoming increasingly important worldwide. Therefore, a solid training for young researchers in the field of media and communication studies is of high relevance. The University of Bremen makes a significant contribution here. Together with strong partners,  ZeMKI researchers are organizing the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School of the European Communication and Education Association (ECREA) for the next three  years. In order to achieve this, ZeMKI is cooperating with 21 partner universities, the ECREA, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and the research network “Communicative figurations“. This year, the two-week event is funded as part of the summer academy programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and mainly financed by the German Foreign Office (AA).

In total, 44 doctoral students can participate. In addition, 25 renowned researchers of media and communication studies from across Europe will come to Bremen to provide the PhD students with valuable feedback. The application deadline for PhD students is the 15th of March.