Availability of Doctoral Fellowships at FSU Information Institute

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August 2010 – May 2013


The Information Use Management and Policy Institute at the College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, announces the availability of up to two $7,500 per year research fellowships at the doctoral level. This award is in addition to the normal stipend awarded doctoral students by the School of Library and Information Studies. Additional information about the doctoral program can be found at: http://slis.fsu.edu/Graduate/PhD_Program/default.asp. Each award may cover up to a total of three academic years ($22,500) upon satisfactory performance of the recipient. The fellowship also includes up to 27 hours of remitted in-state tuition (or the equivalent toward out-of-state tuition) over the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters of each academic year.

The successful candidate must be admitted as a full-time doctoral student at the School of Library and Information Studies by the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester. The fellowship requires the successful candidates to work 20 hours per week at the Information Institute for which they will receive the College graduate assistantship hourly rate. Some support for travel to professional meetings will also be provided.

The Information Institute seeks candidates who have significant background and experience or interest in hands-on social science, evaluation, and policy research in the fields of the information sciences and in information policy. Example research projects can be found on the Institute website. Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in library/information studies or related field;
  • Excellent applications skills and knowledge in computing, networking, and telecommunications;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work successfully in a research team environment;
  • Ability/interest in conducting studies including information systems/services; evaluation; information use; digital libraries; health informatics; and information policy research; and
  • An enthusiastic, dynamic, and committed individual who is a self-starter and highly motivated.

The person selected will participate in existing Institute research projects, develop proposals to fund Institute projects, organize Institute workshops and research programs, conduct research projects (which may include some travel) and generally support the research goals of the Information Institute. On-site and/or telephone interviews will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Applications consist of: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current resume, (3) BA and MA program transcript(s), and (4) examples of writing skills (e.g., recent papers, reports, publications, etc.). Applications and additional information should be directed to Dr. Charles R. McClure, cmcclure@lis.fsu.edu Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies and Director, Information Use Management and Policy Institute. Florida State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2010 or until the fellowships are filled.

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