Doctoral Dissertation Award

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The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding work in the information field. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization and judged by a selection committee drawn from leading international schools.

The winner receives a prize of $2,500, the runner up $1,000.

Eligibility

Each member iSchool can nominate applicants for the award. The applicants should have successfully completed their Ph.D. between to the rules of the university between June 30, 2021 to October 01, 2022. The research can be on any topic in the information field, and use any methodology.

Submission

Submissions can be made on our ConfTool submission site starting September 19, 2022.

Submissions must be made by the official doctoral advisor. Individuals cannot self-nominate.

Review Process

Awards submissions go through a two-phase review procedure. In the first phase, which is anonymous, each dissertation summary is reviewed and discussed by a team of three reviewers and one of the dissertation award co-chairs. Five dissertations are then chosen for closer scrutiny.

Presenting an Award
 
 

Materials

The following items should be submitted (Three PDF files in one Zip file):

 

  • PDF 1: Format: up to 10 pages including tables & figures, preferably in 12 pt Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins (excl. title page & references). References may be in any standard style format

  • Title Page (doctoral dissertation title, author name, email, phone number, address, current institution, advisor name & contact information, degree granting institution, and completion date)

  • An Abstract up to 200 words, plus keywords

  • A Summary of the research in English, regardless of the language of the doctoral dissertation.

  • PDF 2: Recommendation letter from the primary advisor (first reader).

  • PDF 3: The complete dissertation in PDF format should be submitted in its original language. An English translation might be requested, if necessary.

 

Timeline

Extended Nomination Deadline: Nov. 20, 2022​

Decision notification date: mid Feb., 2023

All deadlines are in GMT-11 23:59.

Doctoral Dissertation Award Chair

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Sandy Hirsh

Doctoral Dissertation Award Chair

San José State University

United States of America

 

Questions

Contact the chair listed above with questions about this track.

Contact staff regarding iConference 2023 in general.