Information Institute Announces Availability of Doctoral Research Fellowship Award

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August 2011 – May 2014


The Information Use Management and Policy Institute at the College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, announces the availability of one $5,000 per year research fellowship at the doctoral level. The fellowship requires the successful candidate to work 20 hours per week at the Information Institute for which they will receive the current Information Institute graduate assistantship hourly rate; this is in addition to the $5000 annual fellowship award. Some support for travel to professional meetings that would promote the visibility of the Information Institute also may be provided. Each award may cover up to a total of three academic years ($15,000) depending upon satisfactory academic and work 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) to be paid over the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters of each academic year.

The successful candidate must be admitted as a new full-time doctoral student at the School of Library and Information Studies by the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester. Additional information about the doctoral program can be found at:

The Information Institute seeks candidates who have significant background, experience, or interest in hands-on social science, evaluation, and policy research in the fields of information science and 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 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 research about information systems/services, evaluation, information use, digital libraries, health informatics, and information policy; 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, developing proposals to fund Institute projects, organizing Institute workshops and research programs, conducting research projects (which may include some travel), and generally supporting the research goals of the Information Institute (see: 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,, 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, 2011 or until the fellowship is filled.

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