[Asis-l] ALISE Research Grant Competition (Deadline: Oct. 3, 2012)

Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid P Hsiehyee at cua.edu
Sun Jun 10 21:32:52 EDT 2012

ALISE Research Grant Competition
(DEADLINE - October 3, 2012)

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2012 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 skills.
  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 following:

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 2013 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 3, 2012. It should be submitted via email as an attachment in Word format to

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee
Catholic University
Chair, ALISE Research Grant Competition Committee
hsiehyee at cua.edu<mailto:hsiehyee at cua.edu>

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor
School of Library & Information Science
Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C. 20064
Phone: 202-319-5085
E-mail: hsiehyee at cua.edu
Fax: 202-319-5574

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