OCLC/ALISE: Call for Proposals for the 2017 Science Research Grant Program


Deadline: 15 September 2016

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), is currently inviting research proposals for its Science Research Grant Program.

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In recognition of the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science, OCLC and ALISE promote independent research that helps integrate new technologies that offer innovative approaches and contributes to a better understanding of the information environment and user expectations and behaviors.

Focus Areas

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Research related (but not limited) to the following areas is encouraged:

  • The major OCLC Research themes including-
    • Research Collections and Support
    • Understanding the System-wide Library
    • Data Science
    • User Studies
    • Scaling Learning
  • Impact of digital technology on libraries, museums, and archives
  • Social media, learning, and information-seeking behavior
  • New developments in knowledge organization (metadata, social tagging, linked data, etc.)

Funding Information

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The LISRGP provides grant awards of up to $25,000 for a one-year research project.

Project Duration

LISRGP-supported projects will be conducted within one year from the date of the award in January 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time academic faculty in schools of library and information science or related fields from all over the world is eligible to apply.
  • OCLC and ALISE encourage international proposals and collaborative projects under this program.
  • Priority will be given when possible to proposals from junior faculty and applicants who have not previously received LISRGP funds.
  • Proposals must be signed by the principal investigator, by the dean/director (or equivalent) of the school, and by an authorized official of the university.

How to Apply

  • Submit proposals in PDF or MS Word.
  • Submit proposals electronically via the online form given on the website.

For more information, please visit Science Research Grant Program.

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