[Asis-l] Call for Proposals: ALISE Research Grant Competition Deadline October 1, 2009

rong.tang at simmons.edu rong.tang at simmons.edu
Tue Sep 15 17:03:44 EDT 2009

Dear all,

Please note that there is ONLY 15 days remaining before the due date of
ALISE Research Grant Competition. Submissions are welcome!

(DEADLINE - October 1, 2009)

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now
accepting proposals for its 2010 Research Grant Program Competition. An
award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research
broadly related to education for library and information science. The
Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation. At
least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal
member of ALISE as of the deadline date.

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If
necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals
must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

    * Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words).
    * Problem statement and literature review (including justification and
need for the research).
    * Project objectives.
    * Project description.
    * Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including
schedule for completion).
    * Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental
contributions, if any).
    * Expected benefits and impact of the research.
    * Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended.

Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect
costs are not funded.

The proposals will be judged by the ALISE Research Committee with the
assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the methodology
warrants. The proposals will be judged on:

   1. Appropriateness of the proposed project to issues in library and
information science education in its broadest context.
   2. Significance of the problem.
   3. Design of the study.
   4. The investigator's qualifications: how likely she/he is to be
successful, based on previous work and/or possession of the requisite
   5. The appropriateness of the schedule and the likelihood that the work
will be accomplished on time.
   6. Completeness of the application.

Submissions will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the

* Lack of adherence to submission requirements
* Submission of paper for the wrong award
* Poor quality in the writing
* Poor organization of material
* Lack of specificity on required elements
* Lack of appropriate instrument samples
* Lack of appropriate theoretical framework

The committee reserves the right to select no winning proposal if in its
judgment none of the proposals are considered satisfactory.

Recipients of the award must:

    * Present a preliminary report at the 2010 ALISE Annual Conference
    * Submit written quarterly reports to the Executive Director of ALISE,
who will pay the grant in periodic installments as the research progresses
    * May submit the results of the funded study to the Association's
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) for
possible publication prior to submission to other publications.
    * Acknowledge the support of ALISE in any publicity or presentation
based on the funded study
    * Inform the Executive Director of ALISE if research funding from other
sources is obtained, in addition to the provided by ALISE

The research proposal must be received no later than October 1, 2009. It
should be submitted via email as an attachment in Word format to

Rong Tang Simmons College rong.tang at simmons.edu

Chair, ALISE Research Grant Competition Committee

Best regards,
Rong Tang, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, GSLIS Usability Lab
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(T) 617-521-2880
(F) 617-521-3192

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