Research Grant Competition in Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

ALISE Research Grant Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date.

This award is supported by the ALISE Endowment Fund.

Award Criteria:

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

  • Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words)
  • Problem statement and literature review (including justification and need for the research)
  • Project objectives
  • Project description
  • Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including schedule for competition)
  • Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental contributions, if any)
  • Expected benefits and impact of the research
  • Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended

Award Submission Instructions
Access the submission form here. After you create a login, click on Award Submission/Nomination at the bottom of the page. In the submission form, please be sure you enter the name(s) of the individual being nominated. List one nominee per line. If there is more than one nominee, use the Org. Index box on the right side to indicate institutional names. The number in the Org. Index box must correspond to the number below it. Prior to uploading documents, be sure to refer to your award’s requirements.

Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect costs are not funded

The proposals will be judged by the ALISE Research Committee with the assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the methodology warrants. The proposals will be judged on:

  • Appropriateness of the proposed project to issues in library and information science education in its broadest context
  • Significance of the problem
  • Design of the study
  • The investigator’s qualifications: how likely she/he is to be successful, based on previous work and/or possession of the requisite skills
  • The appropriateness of the schedule and the likelihood that the work will be accomplished on time
  • Completeness of the application

Submissions will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Lack of adherence to submission requirements
  • Submission of paper for the wrong award
  • Poor quality in the writing
  • Poor organization of material
  • Lack of specificity on required elements
  • Lack of appropriate instrument samples
  • Lack of appropriate theoretical framework

The committee reserves the right to select no winning proposal if in its judgement none of the proposals are considered satisfactory.

Recipients Of The Award Must:

  • Present a preliminary report at the ALISE Annual Conference
  • Submit written quarterly reports to the Executive Director of ALISE, who will pay the grant in periodic installments as the research progresses
  • May submit the results of the funded study to the Association’s Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) for possible publication prior to submission to other publications
  • Acknowledge the support of ALISE in any publicity or presentation based on the funded study
  • Inform the ALISE Executive Director if research funding from other sources is obtained, in addition to those provided by ALISE
  • Present a final report at the ALISE Annual Conferencehh

Deadline: October 1, 2017


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