NE-ASIS&T Travel Awards 2016: 3 Conference Options

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Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016
Notification of Award Winners: February 26, 2016

About the Awards: Professional and Student

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NE-ASIS&T) is pleased to announce two awards to support participation in an ASIS&T Summit or Annual Meeting. Our goals are to support scholarship and connect research and practice, bringing new voices to the chapter. The student award (of up to $1000) and the practitioner award ($500) will support your year-long membership in ASIS&T as well as your conference registration and part of your travel costs to Atlanta (for the Information Architecture or Research Data Access and Preservation Summits) or Copenhagen (for the Annual Meeting).

In addition to the conference support, the award provides ASIS&T membership, offering significant benefits:

  • Membership in our New England regional chapter
    • Mentorship and networking with experienced NE-ASIS&T members
    • Opportunities to build professional skills (including project management, budgeting, marketing, etc.)
  • Discounted conference registration for ASIS&T and NE-ASIS&T events
  • Webinars and discounts on other publications
  • A year’s subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin

Eligibility & Applications

Applicants must be either current graduate students or practitioners in the field of information science at the time of their application. We define information science broadly: librarians, archivists, data/knowledge managers, information architects, web developers, etc., are all encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be current NE-ASIS&T members, nor do they need to live or work in Boston. However, award winners are expected to participate (in person or remotely) in NE-ASIS&T programming in 2016-17.

Each applicant must submit a cover sheet and two short personal statements to erdmann@simmons.edu by Friday, February 19th, 2016. The winner will be notified by Friday, February 26th, 2016.  The subject line should read “Travel Award Application 2016.”

  • Cover sheet including this information
    • Applicant’s name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email
    • For students, school affiliation
    • For practitioners, professional affiliation
  • Two short personal statements
    • How will attending the Summit or Annual Meeting inform your current or future professional practice? (150 words)
    • In five years, how do you hope your work in information science will have had a positive impact on your community? (500 words for students and 750 words for professionals)

Terms of Awards

Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter by participating in events in person (at least once) and remotely. As a travel award winner, you will:

  • Meet with a NE-ASIS&T representative at the conference
  • Share your conference experience with the NE-ASIS&T chapter
  • Participate in a NE-ASIS&T meet-up based on the winners’ professional interests
  • Review award applications for the 2017 Travel Awards
  • Submit receipts documenting travel- and conference-related expenses, such as registration, airfare, food, and lodging, up to the value of the award

*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation, NE-ASIS&T should be notified immediately.

Questions? Contact Annie Erdmann at (617) 251-2723, e-mail: erdmann@simmons.edu

 

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