[Sigmed-l] Citation Award Announcement

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Tue Mar 29 09:33:08 EST 2005

News Release

Rodney Yancey
Manager, Corporate Communications
Thomson Scientific
(215) 386-0100 extension 1396
rodney.yancey at thomson.com
For Immediate Release

Proposals Now Being Accepted for the 2005 ISI/ASIS&T Citation Analysis Research Grant 

Philadelphia, PA  USA-London UK  March 29, 2005—Today, The Thomson Corporation and the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) announced that they are accepting proposals for the ISI/ASIS&T Citation Analysis Research Grant.  Created in 1997 from a donation by ISI® (now part of Thomson Scientific), the $3,000 grant supports research based on citation analysis by encouraging and assisting individuals with their ongoing or newly proposed research.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit proposals electronically by June 15, 2005.  For more information, visit www.asis.org/awards/awardchart.htm.   

Over the last eight years, the ISI/ASIST Citation Analysis Research Grant has been awarded to candidates who later made significant contributions to science and technology.  Past grant recipients include Jian Qin (1997), David Dubin (1998), Ian Rowlands (1999), Michael Kurtz (2000), John Budd/MaryEllen Sievert/Gabriel M. Person/Ku Chuin Su (2001), Chaomei Chen (2002), Rong Tang (2003), and David Hubbard (2004).
 “We are very grateful to Thomson for their continued sponsorship of this award, which recognizes the most promising research using citation analysis,” said Nick Belkin, president of ASIS&T.  

 “Techniques and technologies emerge daily in the fields of library and information science, communications, networking and computer science.  ASIS&T bridges the gaps between the research that drives innovation and the practices that sustain new developments,” commented Jim Pringle, vice president of development & general manager of BIOSIS, Thomson Scientific 
In addition to the ISI/ASIST&T Citation Analysis Research Grant, Thomson sponsors two additional awards.  Established in 1981, the ISI Doctoral Dissertation Proposal consists of a $1,500 scholarship (plus $500 toward travel to the ASIS&T annual meeting) to encourage and assist doctoral students in the field of their dissertation research.  In recognition of the importance of teachers, Thomson  also sponsors the ISI Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award—a cash award in the amount of $1,000 (plus $500 toward travel to the ASIS&T annual meeting)—to a recipient who has made a unique teaching contribution in the filed of information science.
For more information on these and all ASIS&T awards, please visit www.asis.org/awards/awardchart.htm.

About ASIS&T
Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the leading society for information professionals who search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.  ASIS&T brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. 

About The Thomson Corporation 
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2004 revenues of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.  Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson scientific information solutions can be found at www.scientific.thomson.com and include, ISI Web of KnowledgeSM facilitating discovery by offering seamless navigation to high-quality, multidisciplinary journal (Web of Science), patent (Derwent World Patents Index), and Web content, evaluation tools, and bibliographic management products (EndNote); Thomson PharmaSM—an integrated information solution for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets; Delphion®providing access to full-text patent documents from the world’s leading patent authorities; Techstreet offering a wide variety of engineering codes and standards;  BIOSIS Previewsthe world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research.

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Richard B. Hill
Executive Director
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD  20910
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