ALISE/The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition
Deadline: June 30, 2014
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition. Dissertations must deal with substantive issues related to library and information science, but applicants may be from within or outside LIS programs.
Up to two outstanding dissertations completed between June 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014 will be selected. Each winner will receive $500, plus 2015 conference registration and personal membership in ALISE for 2015. Winners of the Dissertation Competition will present a summary of their work at the 2015 ALISE annual meeting.
Your submission must include:
(1) A 200-word-abstract of the dissertation
(2) A copy of the dissertation completed between June 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014
(3) Proof of university acceptance. We accept the following evidence as proof of university acceptance: a university transcript facsimile, official or unofficial, showing doctoral degree awarded or a letter from the advisor indicating university acceptance within the timeframe.
Please note: You should merge multiple files to make a single PDF file for submission. Please place “Proof of university acceptance” in the first page of your PDF file.
The members of ALISE Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee will judge the dissertations. In cases where the research or methodology warrants it, additional assistance will be obtained from ALISE members outside the committee. Dissertations will be judged according to the following criteria:
Submissions will be made through the Easy Chair system, at
Follow these steps:
For questions and more information, please contact:
Danny Wallace, Chair of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee
University of Alabama