[Neasis-l] Travel Awards to ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Student and Practitioner

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NEASIS&T Annual Meeting Travel Awards 2015
Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community
(Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015)

About the Awards: Professional and Student

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter
(NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of two awards of up to
$1,000 each to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual
Meeting (November 6-10 , St. Louis, Missouri).  With this year’s emphasis
on research designed to impact communities, we are excited to announce an
award for professionals, alongside our traditional student award.

The awards will fund a year-long membership to ASIS&T and conference
registration at the member rate, and will offset some travel costs.
Membership benefits with ASIS&T include:


   Discounted annual meeting conference registration

   Year subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin

   Free webinars and discounts on other publications

   Membership in our New England regional chapter

      Hands on training with technology

      Build professional skills (project management, budgeting, marketing,



Supporting scholarship and bridge research with practice, bringing in new
voices to the chapter.


Each applicant must submit a cover letter and 2 short essays to
rbucy at wheelock.edu by Friday, May 29th. The winner will be notified by
Monday, June 15th, 2015.  The subject line should read “Annual Meeting
Travel Award Application 2015.”

Applicants must be a current graduate student or practitioner in the field
of information science at the time of their application.  We define
information science broadly: may be a librarian, archivist, data/knowledge
manager, information architect, web developer, etc.


   Coversheet including

      Applicant’s name


      Phone number


      Identify as student or professional

      School or work affiliation and department

   Short Essay response

      How will attending the Annual Meeting inform your current or future
      professional practice? (150 words)

      In five years, how do you hope your work in information science will
      have had a positive impact on your community?  Reference the impact
      categories from the ASIS&T Annual Meeting call for proposals:
      (500 words for students and 750 words for professionals)

Terms of Award

Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter.
Winners will give back to the chapter with the following participation:


   Meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference

   Share your conference experience with the NEASIS&T chapter

   Participate in a NEASIS&T Meet-up based on the winners’ interests

   Review award applications for the following year

   Submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses,
   such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging

*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation,
NEASIS&T should be notified immediately.

Questions? Contact Rosalind Bucy at (617) 879-2398, e-mail:
rbucy at wheelock.edu

Please pass this message along to anyone who may be interested.
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