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Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication


Our fellowship programs are designed to support early career scholars worldwide. 

Our fellows collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes. CARGC Fellows draw on a broad interdisciplinary corpus of scholarship, push beyond normative paradigms, and incorporate truly global ideas, sources, and contexts. To foster collaboration at all levels, CARGC Fellows are fully engaged in the daily life of the center, an inclusive community of scholars driven by intellectual generosity, curiosity, and exchange.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

CARGC's Postdoctoral Fellowship program attracts outstanding scholars from all over the world, who bring fresh ideas and new topics to the field of global communication. Postdoctoral Fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and fellows. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of their fellowship and are fully engaged in the daily life of the center, participating in research and writing groups, peer mentoring, and organizing events, conferences and symposia.

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Doctoral Fellowship

CARGC Doctoral Fellows are outstanding students currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication and working on issues of relevance to global communication. They develop their own research program, assist with CARGC-related projects, participate in peer mentoring with other CARGC fellows, and take an active role in CARGC events and activities. Doctoral Fellows have access to research funds to support international travel, and are provided with a workspace in the CARGC offices.

Sudeep Bhargava at the student poster presentations 2022

Undergraduate Fellowship

Each year, CARGC selects outstanding undergraduates from the University of Pennsylvania to be CARGC Undergraduate Fellows. They participate in research meetings, discussions, and lectures; write a paper for publication by CARGC Press; give a CARGC Undergraduate Colloquium; and help with grant-writing and research. Undergraduate Fellows receive a stipend to cover research expenses or travel and are provided a workspace at CARGC.

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Faculty Fellowship

CARGC offers a limited number of fellowships to full-time faculty from institutions other than the University of Pennsylvania. Residential faculty fellowships, ideal for scholars on funded sabbatical and research leaves, typically last one full semester. CARGC Faculty Fellows work on their own research projects, and collaborate with CARGC staff and fellows. They present a CARGC Colloquium and publish one CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a workspace, computer, and library access and are expected to be fully engaged in the life of the center.

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Thoughts From CARGC Fellows

I launched my first book at CARGC, and I began research on my second book project. Since leaving CARGC, I have made considerable advancement in my primary research and writing, neither of which would have been possible without my fellowship.

— Christopher Ali (Faculty Fellow, Spring 2017)

CARGC has emboldened creativity in my research and writing that I have not been able to fully explore elsewhere. The interdisciplinary nature of intellectual work that CARGC hosts encouraged me to pursue unorthodox approaches to enduring questions.

— Rayya El Zein (Postdoctoral fellow, 2017-2019)

The CARGC writing group has been one of the most productive and generative spaces to think through my own work. Each week, we meet in a low-stakes setting, ask questions, make suggestions, and think about ways to take our work to the next level.

— Heather Jaber (Doctoral Fellow, 2017-2022)