Call for Research Proposals 2019 on Applied Welfare


Call for Research Proposals
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The call for research proposals from national research programme on applied welfare welcomes proposals within eight priority areas. The call offers five different types of grants. In total, around SEK 100 million is reserved for the period 2019–2024. You can also check my previous post for an open call for research grants for individuals.

Priority Research Topics
The national research programme on applied welfare aims to promote client and practice-oriented research in the field of applied social services. The initiative aims at strengthening collaborations between research and practice and increasing the participation of users and those close to users. The research should be planned in collaboration with relevant target groups, such as concerned professions and users.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project Proposal

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

As postdoctoral research fellow, I have my on-going research project proposal and I am still on developing stage. There are things to reconsider and revising. The research project has been posted for peer review purposes. It is not a final layout but the whole idea is already there. I am open for suggestion and considering revising it. Just posting the abstract.

The Negative Impact of Social Media on Environmental Preservation, Activities of Tourism Marketing

ABSTRACT

The use of social media to promote tourism is evidently showing a significant and important role in the industry. Most research studies focus in the areas of social media marketing and its impact on tourism industry, without giving more emphases its negative effect on environmental preservation. The aim of this study is to assess the underlying issues associated with tourism and environmental preservation which are often overlooked. The purpose is to explore deeply the impact of social media marketing as platform use to promote tourism and its negative effect on environmental preservation.

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Research Grants for Individuals, Research Project

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

I have also been once looking for research grants for Individuals and found out that there are many agencies you can find out there that can possibly accept your project proposal.

If you are an individual researcher looking for research grants. Here are the latest findings’ agencies that has open call for individual researchers., you may download the date file contains list of new open call from Sweden Grant agencies. research grants for individuals data File compilation including the agency link, project grant, support form.

Research project grant within development research

The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period.

Project grant within development research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be relevant to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income countries. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

Social Medial Marketing: Strategic Tool in Business

Perception of Entrepreneurs on Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing

This study determined the effectiveness of use of social media marketing tools of 30 business companies. Specifically, this study sought to find answer to the following: Level of effectiveness, Significant relationship between the level of effectiveness of social media marketing as a promotional tool and their profile variables, Program can be proposed to address the problems encountered.

Social media itself is a catch-all term for sites that may provide radically different social actions. For instance, Twitter is a social site designed to let people share short messages or “updates” with others. Facebook, in contrast is a full-blown social networking site that allows for sharing updates, photos, joining events and a variety of other activities. Social media has become a platform that is easily accessible to anyone with internet access. Increased communication for organizations fosters brand awareness and often, improved customer service. Additionally, social media serves as a relatively inexpensive platform for organizations to implement marketing campaigns.

Social media often feeds into the discovery of new content such as news stories, and “discovery” is a search activity. Many people also perform searches at social media sites to find social media content. Social connections may also impact the relevancy of some search results, either within a social media network or at a ‘mainstream’ search engine. Perhaps the greatest value of social media marketing is the ability to foster and engage with a community of other people. That engagement is at the heart of social media.

Underlying factors affecting the development of social entrepreneurship and grassroots innovation

ABSTRACT

The lack of market value, implementation and marketing that do not function perfectly are normally easy reason to support if why a particular product or new idea can fail on the market. There is always more than one side to a story, so to speak. Most case study focuses on marketing strategy and market value without exploring further the underlying factors that cause product development to fail, such as the lack of support from the local government unit, government policy and the world leading company’s strategic act to disrupt small budding companies. That also contributes to the niche development of establishing a new idea, a reason to not succeed. In essence, many companies fail not simply because it’s so hard to succeed but because it is being restricted and disrupted.
This study explores how grassroots entrepreneur’s failure to continue niche development despite the promising idea that may help enhanced productivity and sustainability. Grassroots entrepreneurs, who basically have none or very little of essential resources; however they managed to find ways to start develop products that are locally sourced.
Underlying factors affecting the development of social entrepreneurship

The Negative Impact of Social Media on Environmental Preservation, Activities of Tourism Marketing

Social Media
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ABSTRACT

The use of social media to promote tourism is evidently showing a significant and important role in the industry. Most research studies focus in the areas of social media marketing and its impact on tourism industry, without giving more emphases its negative effect on environmental preservation. The aim of this study is to assess the underlying issues associated with tourism marketing and environmental preservation which are often overlooked. The purpose is to explore deeply the impact of social media marketing as platform use to promote tourism and its negative effect on environmental preservation.
The Negative Impact of Social Media on Environmental Preservation, Activities of Tourism Marketing

Google Local Guide, Bangkok Siam Square Review

Travel To Bangkok as Google Local Guide

Google Local Guide

This is my Google Local Guide review way back in 2016 during my visiting research fellowship. Bangkok is one of my home cities and favorite place for shopping. Siam Square, MBK and Siam Discovery were the usual places I’d normally go. Just so many things to see around this area aside from clothing shops and restaurants. You can also find some collector’s item shops. Siam Discovery has a great selection of huge posh shopping centers with chick international and Asian fashion design, but once you pop out on the street and markets you will find all kinds of cool and cheap stuff.

Siam Discovery is also smaller than it’s big brothers Paragon and Central World, but bigger and much brighter and easier to orientate yourself in than Siam Center. I really like the layout of this shopping center, it is easy to find your way around. This center also has some of my favorite brands, so I love it! .

This center has shops as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diesel, French Connection, Miss Sixty (these are all on the first floor), DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Fred Perry, Calvin Klein, Replay (these are all on 2nd floor), Smart Travel/ North Face (3rd floor). Here is my Google Local Guide Page

Google/Scholar And 519 College Fund Awards

Google/scholar And 519 College Fund: Work your ass to college or get into an International Scholar Laureate Program.

Choose your location and apply for a Scholarship. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships are offered in Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. To find out more about your regional conditions, please visit one of the region-specific pages.
Other Scholarships

Interested in other scholarship opportunities (Google/scholar)? Check out our Google Scholarships Homepage.

Google/scholar — At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (Scholar Google for those studying in Canada) for the 2016-2017 school year.