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Call for Proposals: Short Term Research Projects in Social and Digital Media

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The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, invites proposals from individuals for research projects on contemporary social and digital media, its ecologies and histories. Selected research proposals will be supported with a short-term grant for six months, and the researchers will present their studies in a workshop at Sarai/ CSDS at the end of the period.

We are interested in the following themes:

Unpacking Obscenity
Memes, ‘Selfies’, Lists, and Viral Content
New media effects and violence
Digital Money
The legal archive of new media
Platform: Design, participation, revenue, alternatives
Media streams: Delivery and distribution of media (cinema, news, music, images)
Censorship, government and commercial regulations and public campaigns.
Intermedia junctions: screen cultures, interface design, data streams
Memory: Storage, databases, retrieval, devices
Online media as archive
Issues of privacy/disclosure
Social media campaigns: Organized politics, petitions, performance, and activism
Practice-based research on software and multimedia platforms
Mobile phone culture and effects
Rural Landscapes after New Media.

In select cases, applications from themes beyond the above list will be considered.

Applicants need to send:
Research proposal of maximum of 1,000 words
Brief Work-plan
Comprehensive CV
Two work samples (can include writing samples or practice-based media)

Please email the documents mentioned above as separate PDF files to with “Application for Short Term Research Project” as the subject header.

Last date for applications: April 12, 2015

For Further details please go to the following link-