Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fellowship - Syracuse University

School of Information Studies, Syracuse University ( The e-Science fellowship is made available with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. It is designated to produce future faculty who will educate the next generation of information professionals. The PI is Dr. Ping Zhang and Co-PI is Dr. Jian Qin. PhD Study Support : The fellowship will provide each fellow with (1) tuition, (2) stipend, (3) health insurance, (4) research grant for research purposes, and (5) conference traveling. Eligibility: Prospective candidates should be US citizens or permanent residents who have both science and library backgrounds, are interested in doing e-Science related research and are willing to be a faculty member once graduating with a PhD degree. Application: Follow the regular procedure to apply to the PhD program in the School of Information Studies at SU. In the personal statement, indicate your interests in e-Science research and education. The doctoral committee will review the prospective applicants for admissions. The deadline is Jan. 8, 2011. The online application site can be found at About e-Science: e-Science is a new way of conducting scientific research: sharing and managing huge volumes of data (Big Data) and collaborating in various aspects. This inevitably needs information professionals to be able to solve large scale information management problems. The changing breadth and nature of educating the new generation of information professionals presents an urgent call for preparing the future faculty for this new tasks. e-Science/Data Science in the iSchool at SU: The iSchool at SU has a long history on research and education on e-Science and Data Science with funding from agencies such as NSF, IMLS, among others. In addition to research, the school has several educational programs at the graduate level such as the Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science and e-Science Masters' Fellows Program to educate the new information professionals in science and engineering disciplines. In recent years, the iSchool is actively recruiting new faculty members to support our ever growing research and education in e-Science and Data Science areas. About the PhD Program in Information Science and Technology: Founded in 1969, the PhD program at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies is one of the finest interdisciplinary PhD programs in the information field in the nation. It addresses information-related phenomena in all settings: individual, organizational, societal, political, and technical. The PhD program brings together relevant knowledge and methods from information science, behavioral and social sciences, management science, computer science, law and public policy. The program has produced more than 100 PhD degrees so far. To learn more, visit About IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Contact: Dr. Ping Zhang, Professor PhD Program Director 315-443-5617