PhD Studentship in Information Science available in Scotland



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The Scottish DTC Pathway in Information Science is pleased to announce the availability of an ESRC-funded PhD studentship in Information Science beginning in September 2012. This studentship is offered as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

An ESRC studentship is offered each year, and details on the latest call are provided below.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2012
Eligibility: UK and EU nationals

The Information Science Pathway is a collaborative activity involving the following institutes:

  • Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
  • Robert Gordon University, Department of Information Management
  • University of Glasgow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
  • University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Interested applicants should apply directly to the university where they believe their research interests are best represented by staff research activity, signalling their interest in being considered for an ESRC studentship.
As applications need to be checked for eligibility and supported by a potential supervisor, you are advised to make contact with your chosen department as soon as possible, and well in advance of the final deadline.

By 30 March 2012, you should provide the following application materials to your university contact:

  • A completed SGS DTC studentship coversheet
  • A research proposal (maximum of 1200 words)
  • A CV
  • A statement of support from your potential supervisor(s)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form
  • Additional information: Check with the institution to which you are applying to establish whether any additional application material is required

For information on information science research activities at specific institutes applicants are advised to visit the following web pages or contact the person indicated below:

The allocation of the award will be determined by the governance committee
established for the pathway.

General information on ESRC studentships can be found at the
ESRC website


Library and Information Science Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award

The Library and Information Science Research Coalition has announced a Library and Information Science (LIS) Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award for LIS professionals based in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The award will be presented in July 2012 to either (a) an individual librarian or information scientist, or (b) a team that has made a substantial contribution to LIS research since 2009. The award winner will receive £500 and a plaque.

The presentation to the winner will be made next year on Monday 9th July 2012 at the British Library at the last of the five DREaM project events.

Nominations should take the form of a 500-word statement that demonstrates the research excellence of the candidate (or candidate team) and refers to evidence of their research output (e.g. published articles, blogs, conference papers, presentations on SlideShare).

The deadline for nominations is 30th April 2012. Nominations should be sent to . Members of the LIS Research Coalition Board of Directors will form the judging panel for the award.


  1. In this context “practitioner researcher” means anyone who works delivering a library or information service. Academics and consultants are not eligible for nomination.
  2. Self-nomination is not permitted.
  3. See also the main DREaM project web page.