OCLC/ALISE LISRG (Library and Information Science Research Grant) Program
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated and OCLC Research in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) announce the Library and Information Science Research Grant (LISRG) program for 2015 and invite research proposals. In recognition of the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science, OCLC and ALISE promote independent research that helps librarians integrate new technologies into areas of traditional competence and contributes to a better understanding of the library environment. Grant recipients will be notified prior to the ALISE Annual Conference and announced at the Conference. More information on the OCLC/ALISE Reserch Grant
In recognition of the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science, OCLC and ALISE promote independent research that helps librarians integrate new technologies into areas of traditional competence and contributes to a better understanding of the library environment.
Publication of Findings
As a condition of the grant, researchers must furnish OCLC a final project report within 60 days of the completion date indicated on proposal cover page. OCLC and ALISE may elect to publish and distribute all or portions of the report without restriction. Researchers must include, or cause to be included, recognition of the OCLC/ALISE LISRGP grant in all publications of research results from the LISRGP-funded project. The results of the research must be nonproprietary and in the public domain.
Full-time academic faculty (or equivalent) in schools of library and information science are eligible to apply. OCLC and ALISE encourage international proposals and collaborative projects under this program. Proposals must be signed by the principal investigator, by the dean/director (or equivalent) of the school, and by an authorized official of the university.
Proposal Review Procedures
Proposals are evaluated by a panel selected by OCLC and ALISE. Occasionally, proposals may be distributed to additional expert reviewers selected by OCLC and ALISE who may advise the panel. The panel's recommendations are forwarded to the vice president of OCLC Research, for final review and funding decisions. The decisions of the vice president of OCLC Research are final.
Reviewers consider the following criteria, among others, when evaluating proposals:
To aid new researchers, priority will be given when possible to proposals from junior faculty and applicants who have not previously received LISRGP funds. When a decision to award a grant has been made, a research project monitor is assigned by OCLC Research. The research project monitor serves as the point of contact for the LISRGP recipient during the duration of the project.
To apply, complete and submit the following:
Previous recipients and final papers are available at: http://www.oclc.org/research/grants/awarded.htm.
ALISE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education.