We are delighted to announce two recent CMCI academic research funding successes:
Professor Jeanette Steemers has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council follow-on funding for the project ‘Collaborative Development of Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration Flows: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue’. The award is worth over £100,000. The project involves international workshops and the creation of impact reports, policy briefings, a Stakeholder Resource Book and a project website that help European broadcasters, policy-makers, producers and children’s advocacy groups to better understand the information and entertainment needs of Arabic-speaking children.
Meanwhile, Dr Jo Entwistle has been successful with her British Academy ‘Cities and Infrastructures’ bid. The project is entitled ‘Disconnected infrastructures and Violence Against Women (VAW): Innovating digital technologies in low-income neighbourhoods to produce safer Indian cities’. There were 160 applications and only 9 were awarded so it was a very competitive bid, and makes this success all the more impressive.
Jeanette Steemers will be working with Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster); Jo Entwistle with Ayona Datta at KCL and Don Slater at the London School of Economics.