From the Medical Library Association:  The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship. Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible. Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.
The award is not restricted to disbursement in a single year and funding may be disbursed over a period of up to two years depending on the needs of the research fellow. The award may be used to supplement or extend other awards, including other private or government-supported fellowships, but is not contingent on receiving other awards. Please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page ( on MLANET for more information. The submission deadline is December 1.
Inquiries: E-mail, telephone or written inquiries are welcomed. Please direct inquiries to Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094 x15,  

Submissions for the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe
Doctoral Student Poster Competition are due October 1, 2014. See the complete call for proposals at


June 26, 2013

Proposals for the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition are due June 30, 2013. More information is available at

DEADLINE – July 15, 2013

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2014 Methodology Paper Competition, sponsored by ProQuest. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.

The competition is open to all types of methodology. Papers must be limited to description and discussion of a research method or a technique associated with a particular research method. Papers must explain the particular method/technique, including methodological implications for library and information science. Papers that stress findings are not eligible for this competition. Methodology papers completed in pursuit of master’s and doctoral studies (e.g. thesis, seminars, dissertation, course work paper) are eligible, as are papers generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.

More information is available at

The ALISE Doc SIG convenors are considering topics for a session at the annual conference next year. Suggestions at the meeting this year included advice on getting published or an interviewing/CV/job search workshop. We’re also considering something on developing a research agenda. Please let us know by June 14 if you have other ideas or if you have suggestions for speakers. Focusing on something related to the theme of “Educational Entrepreneurship” would be ideal. Thanks!

ALISE is accepting proposals for its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition through June 30, 2013. Up to two outstanding dissertations completed between December 15, 2011 and June 30, 2013 will be selected. More information is available at

The 2014 ALISE Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia, January 21-24. Multiple calls for participation are listed at Doctoral students should definitely check out the calls for Works in Progress and Doctoral Student Research posters.