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Strengthening ICT4D Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA) Programme

Dear ICTD 4D researchers

The Strengthening ICT4D Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA) Programme is
pleased to announce a call for grant proposals. For details go to

           The SIRCA Programme seeks to identify future research
leaders and to facilitate their development through the support of
research grants. The awards are intended to ensure capacities to conduct
research in the area of Information and Communications Technology for
Development (ICT4D or ICTD) are built in Asia. This applies particularly
to emerging researchers based in Asia who are relatively new to ICTD
research and interested in undertaking theoretically-based and
methodologically rigorous research. Additionally, these applicants would
benefit from concerted capacity building exercises including a
mentorship arrangement. In particular, the program promotes broad-based
high-quality multidisciplinary research in ICT development, e-services,
new media use and social impact, and policy for the benefit and
advancement of individuals, organizations, nation and society.


*         Applicants must register online at with their name, project title, email
address and country of research by 29th September 2008.

*         Applicants are free to choose relevant topics within the
overall ICTD discipline.

*         Proposals must be received via email by 13th October 2008.
Send email submissions to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
with "SIRCA Proposal" in the subject line of your message. Attachments
must be in MS Word, MS Excel or PDF and should be labelled with your
name (for example: Jane_Doe_Info_Sheet.doc or .docx or .pdf).

*         Visit the following web pages for additional information about
the programme and the call for proposals.

SIRCA Brochure

SIRCA Research Grant Proposal Guidelines

Best wishes
SIRCA Programme Secretariat
Email: sirca@

A/Prof. Pradip Thomas,

Chair, Research & PG Committee,

School of Journalism & Communications,

University of Queensland, St. Lucia,

Queensland 4072,


Tel: 61-7-336 52915

Email: [log in to unmask]

CRICOS Code: 00025B

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