[Sigmetrics] Call for Nominations - 2017 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship - Deadline extended to May 15
birger at hum.aau.dk
Thu May 4 04:51:03 EDT 2017
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION SCHOLARSHIP
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2017 ***
1. NATURE OF THE AWARD
The scholarship will consist of an award of USD 3,000 (donated by the
Eugene Garfield Foundation) to cover any research related expenses
(including traveling) of the grant recipient, contingent upon the
recipient's attending ISSI 2017, the next ISSI biennial conference.
This conference will be held in Wuhan, P. R. China from October 16 till
October 20, 2017.
2. PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in informetrics,
including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by
encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their
The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Be an active doctoral candidate pursuing research using informetric,
bibliometric, scientometric, webmetric or altmetric methodology in a
(b) Have a doctoral dissertation proposal accepted by the institution or
by their dissertation advisor.
Clarification: an active doctoral student is someone who has not yet
obtained the doctoral degree at the moment he/she receives the award.
Moreover, the applicant need not be a member of ISSI to be considered for
The award is sponsored by the Eugene Garfield Foundation with the
cooperation of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and is administered by
the Board of the International Society for Scientometrics and
Submission should include the following:
(a) The doctoral research proposal, including a description of the research,
methodology, and significance, 10 pages or less in length, double-spaced,
and in English;
(b) A copy of the paper submitted for presentation at the ISSI Conference;
(c) A cover letter from the dissertation advisor endorsing the proposal
and confirming that the contents of this proposal are accepted by the
institute, or at least by the advisor;
(d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
6. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE
Due to the extension of the ISSI'2017 paper submission deadlines, the deadline
for submission to the award is *** extended to MAY 15, 2017***.
All proposals should be submitted in PDF by e-mail to ISSI Board member
Birger Larsen at egdds.award at gmail.com. An acknowledgement of receipt
will be sent to candidates.
7. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
The recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to present
his/her work either during a normal session (if his/her paper has been
accepted for presentation), either as a special lecture on the same level
as research in progress. This presentation will be referred to as the
special Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Lecture.
Some further clarifications
a) The candidate must have the intention to attend the conference, as
shown by a submitted paper.
b) The awardee is free to use the award money as he/she pleases. The award
does not have to (but of course may) be used for travelling to the conference.
c) The awardee is not automatically entitled to an (extra) travel grant
from the conference organizers or from ISSI. Of course he/she may apply
for such a grant (if such grants are made available by the organizers)
like any other conference participant.
Birger Larsen, PhD
Head of Communication and Information Studies
Department of Communication
Aalborg University Copenhagen
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
DK-2450 København SV
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