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Dr. Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu wins CIMARC Scholarship

Posted: 2013-12-03 16:28:56

The African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) is happy to announce that its current National Coordinating Secretary, Dr. Nnamdi Tobechukwu Ekeanyanwu, has won the 2013-2014 edition of the Centre for International Media Analysis, Research & Consultancy (CIMARC) Scholarship for West African Researchers.

The Departments of Media and Law of the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom, sponsor the Scholarship. This scholarship makes Dr. Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu the first CIMARC Scholar from Nigeria. Dr. Ekeanyanwu is one of the three West African researchers who will benefit from the Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic session.

Dr Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu will be a Short-Term Visiting Scholar at the University of Bedfordshire between March and April 2014. The Scholarship covers his international and local travels, accommodation, feeding, and subsistence throughout the duration of the scholarship tenure.

During the scholarship tenure, Dr. Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu, who will be referred to as CIMARC Scholar, will deliver a research seminar paper, contribute a workshop to the sponsoring Departments’ Masters programmes in International Journalism and International Human Rights Law and engage in discussions about possible joint research projects. In addition, depending on the scholars’ particular interests, relevant academic visits to the Scholars areas of research interests, collaborative meetings and networking opportunities in London will be offered to the CIMARC Scholar.

Dr. Nnamdi Tobechukwu Ekeanyanwu is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, Nigeria. He won the 2011 Fellowship from the United States Government for a Summer Study of the United States Institute for Media and Journalism. He spent his Fellowship tenure at the Institute of International Journalism, College of Communication, Ohio University, Ohio, United States of America. The US Fellowship made Dr. Ekeanyanwu a US State Department Grantee, US State Alumni member and a SUSI Scholar.

The CIMARC Scholarship is sponsored by the University of Bedfordshire’s Media and Law Departments to support West African researchers to undertake short-term research on its campus in the broad areas of communication, democracy, human rights and post-conflict resolution.

Recall that the CIMARC Scholarship was advertised on the African Council for Communication Education litserv/website earlier in the year. The Council is therefore happy to note that one of its own and an active Council Executive, won the scholarship after a very competitive application process.

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