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CFP, Conf Funding, & Grad Awards: Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture

Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture 

Call for Papers

The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, held April 1-4, 2015 at the New Orleans Marriott ( For detailed information please see

Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and students at all levels are encouraged to apply.  Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired.   Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States and internationally/multinationally;
  • The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
  • The use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
  • How education has impacted pop culture/how popular culture has impacted education in the United States;
  • Representations of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture throughout history in the United States;
  • Using popular culture to subvert/supplement prescriptive curricula in schooling;
  • The impact/emergence of LGBTQ studies in schooling and education;
  •  Queering any of the area fields (education, schooling, history, archival studies, teaching, preservice teacher education, popular culture);
  • Developing means to re-integrate foundations of education into preservice teacher education;
  • Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology to improve instruction;
  • Exploring the intersections of social media, social identity, and education.

Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words.  Individuals must submit electronically by visiting and following the directions therein.

Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award.  Graduate students, early career faculty and those traveling internationally in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply:

Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline.  All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference.  Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at  For additional information about the conference, please see

Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden, now accepting applications for graduate study for 2015; funding available

Applications now being sought for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 5, 2015. Funding available.

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA (, opened its doors in September 2007 as the first Ph.D. granting program in Childhood Studies in North America. In addition to the Ph.D., the multidisciplinary program offers BA and MA degrees. Graduate students in the program (, come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them an impressive array of educational and life experience. The Masters of Art program continues to grow and produce new and innovative leaders in their field.

With three new full-time faculty joining the Department in Fall 2014(, the program is poised to bring innovation and growth to the already vibrant department and field of childhood studies (
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 entering doctoral class; applications for the Masters of Arts program are accepted year-round.Deadline for applications for doctoral study is January 5, 2014Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants .

Visit the Graduate Admissions website

FCD Young Scholars Program 2014

Call for Proposals

The FCD Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy- and practice-relevant research on the development and learning needs of the nation’s young children growing up under conditions of poverty and low-income.  FCD believes that early learning is a solid first step towards lifelong development and that promoting research in this area, conducted in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner, will help address the disparities in children’s outcomes.

YSP encourages applications from scholars who are:

  • From historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, e.g. first-generation college graduates, and those from low-income communities.
  • Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methods, given that mental, physical, health, social, economic, institutional, and community factors impact early learning and child development.


Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., M.D.) within seven years of application submission. Ten years for physician applicants.

To view additional eligibility criteria, research focus and for more information about applying to the YSP please visit the YSP Program page of the FCD Website.


March 10, 2014: Visit FCD website for full YSP guidelines

Early April 2014 – Early May 2014: Submit Letters of Intent (check FCD website for dates)


Questions can be addressed to:

Quick Links

FCD website:

YSP Program:


New research scholarship opportunity for EU graduates in children rights

Please find below information on a summer research scholarship. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

The ChildPact summer research scholarship programme provides a one-time scholarship of 1,000 EUROS  to develop and implement a field-level research initiative in any ChildPact country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, or Serbia). Chosen ChildPact Scholars will be paired with a ChildPact-affiliated host NGO for field-level access and networking purposes to facilitate research implementation.
Child Pact was formed at the initiatives of Eastern and South Eastern European countries and they are very active in promoting children’s rights in the region. World Vision Romania and Bulgaria played an important role in forming this alliance.

Find more information on the call here:

*International Scholars* – New SPA Travel Grant Program

Dear colleague,
The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) is pleased to announce a new funding program – the International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant Program – whose purpose is to provide funding for international scholars to travel to the United States to participate in conferences affiliated with the SPA. Applications are open to non-U.S. citizens who work in an academic or applied capacity broadly related to anthropology or who are attending a graduate school outside of the United States. Applicants need not be a member of the SPA or the AAA, but must be presenting a paper or poster. Given the overlap in interests between the SPA and the ACYIG, I would urge you to consider applying if the circumstances fit.
The travel grant will provide funding for all costs associated with the conference, including room and board, transportation, and conference registration fees up to US$2,000. In addition to providing funding, grantees will also be paired with a senior scholar working in their area of research for the purposes of mentorship and networking. The first funding cycle will provide scholars with an opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the AAA in Washington DC in November 2014 and the second cycle to attend the Biennial Meeting of the SPA in Boston, MA in April 2015. More details on the award and the application can be found on the SPA’s website (IECSTG).
We understand that it can be difficult for international scholars to find a paper session in which they can present their work. To help interested scholars locate sessions to join at the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, we have created a forum on which they can post brief description of their paper and contact information on the SPA website here:2014 AAA.
Please help us make this program successful by sharing this email with your colleagues and students. If you have any questions on the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards,
Hal Odden