Association Of College And Research Libraries Provides Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2010 In USA

About Us: This award fosters research in academic librarianship by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.

The recipient of the fellowship must meet the following qualifications:
* Be an active doctoral student enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution
* Be engaged in researching a topic related to academic librarianship
* Have completed all coursework
* Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution
* A recipient of the fellowship may not receive it a second time.
* Applicant need not be an ACRL member

Proposals will be judged primarily on merit with emphasis on the following:
* Potential significance of the research to the field of academic librarianship. (No attempt will be made to define academic librarianship, but the subject should be consistent with topics usually published in College & Research Libraries or key refereed library and information science research journals or presented at ACRL meetings.)
* Validity of the methodology and proposed methods of analysis
* Originality and creativity
* Clarity and completeness of the proposal
* Presentation of a convincing plan for completion in a reasonable amount of time
* Evidence of a continuing interest in scholarship such as a previous publication record

Awardee Obligation:
Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit a 6-10 page report of the results of their research to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) within two months of the project’s completion. A 500-word summary for possible publication in C&RL News is also due at that time.

Qualified students who wish to be considered for the fellowship may apply by e-mailing a brief (ten pages or less double-spaced) proposal that includes the following:
* Description of the research, including significance and methodology
* Schedule for completion
* Budget and budget justification for items for which support is sought. (Must be items for which no other support is available. Examples of acceptable items are printing, computer time, fees to subjects, statistical consulting, photography, artwork, typing, and professional travel.)
* Name of dissertation advisor and committee members
* Letter from dissertation advisor endorsing the proposal
* Completed checklist confirming applicant eligibility

ssociation of College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795

Telephone No: (312) 280-2523

Fax: (312) 280-2520

E-Mail: acrl(a)

Award:TBD – 2011 award currently on hold.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled


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