KYU Call for Extended Abstracts: 1st ICAfrica Research and Publication Training Workshop

KYU Call for Extended Abstracts: 1st ICAfrica Research and Publication Training Workshop

The ICA Africa Region (ICAfrica), with support from the International Communication Association (ICA), is organizing a three day workshop to train early career academic scholars and graduate students to focus on writing abstracts and/or research papers for submission to international conferences, peer-reviewed journals, and edited books. As part of the training, there will be a keynote address and overview on contemporary research and publication in the region by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

ICA and ICAfrica have engaged a team of over 20 widely experienced professors, seasoned senior researchers, and dedicated journal/book editors from Africa and across the globe, who will be volunteering their expertise and training services.

ICAfrica and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) hereby invite Extended Abstracts/Research Proposals for the first ICAfrica Regional Academic Training Workshop to be hosted by the Uganda Martyrs University. The academic training workshop will focus on the theme of Growing Communication Research and Scholarship in Africa through Training and Mentorship.


Those who meet all five eligibility criteria below are welcome to apply for the training:

Currently a graduate student or early career scholar in need of academic mentorship and training
Ready to report at the training venue on 24th October 2017 at 8:00am
Available to attend the three full days
Accompanied by a reference letter justifying your need/suitability for this training (this could be from a supervisor, senior colleague, journal editor, or professor)
Submitted an Extended Abstract/Research Proposal by the stated deadline
Costs and benefits

1. Registration Fees

  • USD 50 for students (Attach copy of student ID on registration)
  • USD 100 for early career scholars

2. Meals and Accommodation

Participants will be provided 2 teas and a hot lunch every day for three days. Participants are expected to cover their travel, dinner and accommodation costs.

3. Certificate

Every person who attends the training for the three days will be given a Certificate of Attendance and Participation from the International Communication Association. This will only be issued to persons who attend the training for the full three days.

4. Partial Registratin Waiver
There is a possibility for partial registration fee waivers for graduate students. There will be a prompt to apply, after the abstract acceptance notification.
Making Payments
Only those whose extended abstracts are accepted will proceed to register. All payments must be made in advance into the bank details provided after acceptance.

Abstract Requirements

Those who wish to participate should submit a Research Abstract. The abstract should be 1,500 – 2,000 words and should represent work-in-progress. The work does not have to be in a perfect state, as the intention is to build from this abstract to a full manuscript with assistance from the training workshop.
As a minimum, every abstract should include:



  1. Introduction and Background,
  2. Problem Statement,
  3. Purpose,
  4. Objectives or Research Questions,
  5. Data Set or Content for Analysis,
  6. Methodology,
  7. Relevance/significance of the research,
  8. “Snapshot” discussion of theory guiding the study and its relevance,
  9. (Expected) Results / Findings.

Abstract Submission

All abstracts to be submitted through this link
Important Dates

 15th July, 2017 Submission of abstracts begins
15th August, 2017 (00:00 GMT) Deadline for receiving abstracts (there will be no extension)
15th September, 2017 Notification of acceptance
30th September, 2017 Deadline to apply for registration fee waiver


Inquiries: For further information and / or inquiries, please contact
Sr. Prof. A. L. Lando at:
Miriam: +254 726 374 383
website http://www.icahdq.arg I