The Thomson Reuters Information Science Doctorate Dissertation Proposal Scholarship started almost 30 years ago and it is administered through the ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee. The award is backed through the IThomson Reuters.
1.1 The scholarship shall contain an award of $1,500 (donated through the Institute for Scientific Information). Furthermore, Thomson Reuters shall lead $500 towards travel or any other expenses towards the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient’s attending the ASIS&T annual meeting, and $250 to ASIS&T Headquarters towards administrative charges.
2. Reason for the Award
2.1 The objective of this scholarship would be to promote research in information science by encouraging and assisting doctorate students within the field using their dissertation research.
3.1 The scholarship recipient must satisfy the following qualifications:
(a) Be an energetic doctorate student within the information science area inside a doctorate degree-granting institution
(b) Have experienced a dissertation proposal recognized through the institution or achieved the same within their institution. The same would typically range from the formation of and motivation for any research question or subject, synthesis of prior research highly relevant to the study question, along with a valid research design indicating data collection and analysis techniques that were designed in addressing the study question. Instructions that confirms the student’s status regarding their dissertation should be posted through the student’s primary research supervisor.
3.2 Due to the limits suggested by timing factors, awards might be designed for research going ahead, e.g. students who begins research within the fall may make an application for support for expenses incurred in the fall before the time the award is created.
3.3 You don’t have to be students Member or perhaps a Regular Person in ASIS&T that need considering with this scholarship.
3.4 The person receiving the scholarship might not receive it again.
4.1 The Thomson Reuters Information Science Doctorate Dissertation Proposal Scholarship is backed through the Institute for Scientific Information and it is administered through the Information Science Education Committee.
5.1 Nominations ought to be posted digitally by This summer 1.
5.2 The submission package will include the next:
(a) The study proposal
(b) A resume cover letter in the dissertation consultant endorsing the proposal and
(c) An up-to-date resume.
5.3 The study proposal will include the next:
(a) Description for that research, including significance and methodology (10 pages or fewer, double-spaced)
(b) Schedule of completion
(c) Budget and budget justification for products that financial support is searched for (should be products that not one other support can be obtained types of acceptable budget products are printing, computer time, charges to subjects, keypunching, record talking to, photography, artwork, typing, and professional travel)
(d) Other support (including scholarships, assistantships, and employment) and
(e) Name from the dissertation consultant endorsing the proposal.
6.1 The Thomson Reuters Information Science Doctorate Dissertation Proposal Scholarship Jury consists of seven people, hired through the Chair from the Information Science Education Committee, who serve for just one year.
It ought to be comprised of a minumum of one non- academic investigator, one specialist (neither a investigator nor an instructional) and three information science educators, certainly one of whom is clearly a investigator.
6.2 People from the Jury might be reappointed once.
6.3 The Jury might also function as the Jury for that Doctorate Dissertation Award.
7. Choice of the Awardee
7.1 Submissions is going to be judged on merit with focus on the next:
(a) Potential value of research to the concept of information science (no attempt is going to be designed to define “information science,” however the subjects ought to be in line with topics usually printed within the Journal from the Association for Information Science or presented at ASIS&T conferences)
(b) Validity of methodology and suggested ways of analysis
(c) Originality and creativeness
(d) Clearness and completeness from the proposal
(e) Presentation of the convincing arrange for completion inside a reasonable period of time and
(f) Proof of a ongoing curiosity about scholarship, for example, an earlier publication record.
7.2 Each one of the proposals will be scored through the six selection criteria on the five-point scale. They may also be rated by each juror against one another based on the qualifying criterion of monetary need. While jurors might not have complete data to evaluate need, they might use information in the applicant’s vita, for example, quantity of dependents, holding of the full-time professional position, along with other scholarships and assistantships.
7.3 If two proposals of nearly-equal merit are received, the scholarship will be awarded based on need. If two proposals judged to become of equally high merit are caused by persons of equal apparent need, an attempt ought to be designed to break the tie. If the fails, the scholarship might be divided. In no situation shall it’s split into greater than a double edged sword.
7.4 The Jury Chair shall compile the outcomes from the rankings and, if required, initiate a reiteration from the process using the top proposals only until a obvious champion(s) is (are) decided.
7.5 When the Jury doesn’t get any high-quality proposals, the scholarship might be withheld and put into the next year’s award.
7.6 The Jury Chair shall communicate the jury’s decision towards the ASIS&T President, the chair from the Information Science Education Committee, the Chair from the Awards and Honors Committee, the ASIS&T Executive Director, and also the Institute for Scientific Information.
7.7 The Jury Chair shall give a 50-250 word abstract, stating why the award was handed. This abstract will be employed to publicize the award. Material with this abstract could be obtained from the voting rationales supplied by people from the jury.
7.8 The Jury Chair shall submit the nomination packets and also the outcomes of jury deliberations to ASIS&T Headquarters, after picking a awardee(s) continues to be completed.
7.9 The ASIS&T Executive Director shall inform the champion(s), prior to the annual meeting.
8. Presentation from the Award
8.1 The award will be given to the champion through the Chair from the Information Science Education Committee in the banquet from the annual meeting from the Society.
9.1 The scholarship will be publicized within the Bulletin from the Association for Information Science and also the Society website. Publicity is down to ASIS&T Headquarters. Thomson Reuters will lead $250 toward these expenses.
10.1 Appointments towards the Jury Committee will be made prior to the award year and never after the beginning of the ASIS&T annual meeting.
10.2 Proposals should be posted to ASIS&T Headquarters by This summer 1. All proposals posted should be acknowledged upon receipt.
10.3 Selection will be made and also the ASIS&T President, the Chair from the Information Science Education Committee, the chair from the Awards and Honors Committee, the ASIS&T Executive Director, and also the Institute for Scientific Information will be notified by two months before the beginning of the annual meeting.
[Approved by Board: 10/31/91] [revised 5/95][revised 10/96][revised 2/97] [revised 11/97]