Grants and Awards

  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia to lecture at Bucarest, Romania (2010)
  • Research grant from the German Research Association for an empirical research project on military media relations (2009 – 2012)
  • Research grant from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an empirical research project on how journalists in the 16 countries of the Arab League perceive German politics, media, and culture (2005-2006)
  • Research grant from Humboldt Foundation for an empirical research project on online-journalism; in co-operation with Professor David Weaver, Indiana University (2002-2005)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia for presenting a paper at the annual conference of the International Communication Association at New York (2005)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia to lecture at Bucarest, Romania (2005)
  • Fellowship grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a visiting professorship at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (2004)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia to prepare a research cooperation with Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2004)
  • Research grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for developing the e-learning platform ‘Applied Media and Communication Studies E-Learning System’ (2001-2004)
  • Travel grant from the German Research Association (DFG) for giving the keynote speech (‘Crisis communication and democracy in an era of globalization’) at the XXVII Indian Social Science Congress at Kharagpur, India (2003)
  • Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for organizing the international conference “Agents of Peace: Journalism, Public Relations, and Conflict Resolution“, in co-operation with University Kristen Petra Surabaya, Indonesia (2003)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia to lecture at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (2003)
  • Research grant from the German Research Association (DFG) for an empirical research project on online-journalism (2001-2002)
  • Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for organizing two conferences on “Globalisation, Religion, and the Media in the Islamic World“, in co-operation with University Islam Bandung and University Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2002)
  • Two fellowship grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for visiting professorships at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2000, 2001)
  • Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for organizing the ‘International Symposium on Media, Security, and Peace’, in co-operation with Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2001)
  • Research grant from the Free State of Thuringia: research network on crisis communication with University Poona, Nanyang Technological University, University of the Philippines Los Banos and Ateneo de Manila University (2001)
  • Grant from the Free State of Thuringia for an academic excursion of 15 students to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya, Indonesia (2001)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia for guest lectures at the Indiana University, Bloomington, Ohio, USA (2000)
  • Research grant from Deutsche Bank; analytical concept on global internal communications (2000)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia for guest lectures at the Department of Communication of University of Western Sydney, Australia (2000)
  • Travel grant from the Free State of Thuringia for guest lectures at Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University and the Institute for Social and Political Studies, Jakarta (1999)
  • Research grant from the Thuringian Ministry of Science, Research and Culture on evaluation of media education (1998)
  • Travel grant from Goethe Institute for guest lectures in Slovakia (1997)
  • Research grant from Friedrich-Ebert Foundation; media and journalism in Pakistan (1996)
  • Grant from the Free State of Saxony for an excursion of 5 students to the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (1995)
  • Research grant from Friedrich-Ebert Foundation; media and journalism in the People’s Republic of Mongolia (1994)
  • Research grant from the Media Industrial Union to analyze gender roles in journalism (1994)
  • Research grant from the Austrian Ministry of Science to conduct a comparative study on economic aspects of media innovations in Europe (1992-1993)
  • Research grant from the German Journalist’s Association to analyze journalism education (1991)

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