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iSchools Grant Program
The iSchools organization maintains a research fund for the benefit of its member schools.
Grants with a total of up to $20,000 USD are awarded to successful applicants annually to support their research.
Criteria for being recognized as an iSchool are not rigid, but members are expected to have substantial sponsored research activity, engagement in the training of future researchers (usually through an active, research-oriented doctoral program), and a commitment to progress in the information field.
iSchools membership spans six membership levels. Each new member is entitled to select the membership level that it feels best represents the level of support and leadership that it wishes to maintain within the organization. Levels are not assigned and should not be construed as a rating system.
Prospective members should indicate their desired membership level on their application. Schools are expected to enroll at the highest membership level in accordance with the size, resources, and structural limitations of their schools. Schools are encouraged to move up in the membership hierarchy when appropriate and may do so during the annual renewal period.
Corresponding annual dues are shown in USD:
iCaucus - $5000
This is our most prestigious membership level and indicates the highest possible support for the organization and its role in shaping the future of the information field. iCaucus schools each get five votes in choosing the Board of Directors.
Enabling - $4000
Our second-highest membership level is indicative of a strong desire to enable the organization’s work. Enabling-level schools each get four votes in choosing the Board of Directors.
Sustaining - $3000
This membership level reflects the commitment to the iSchools mission and vision. Sustaining schools each get three votes in choosing the Board of Directors.
Supporting - $2000
Our Supporting membership level enables additional support and resources for the organization and the community. Supporting schools each get two votes in choosing the Board of Directors.
Basic - $1000
The Basic level provides full organizational membership at an affordable price. Basic schools each get one vote in choosing the Board of Directors.
Associate - $300
The Associate* category is for schools that do not yet meet the requirements for the full membership listed above. Associate schools are included in organizational discussions and meetings, but do not have voting rights.
*Associate schools can petition to become full members during the annual renewal period, as explained below.