Friday, July 24, 2015

Research funds for practioners: call for bids

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is offering up to £20,000 per year to fund practitioners (who are ILG members) through an annual bursary scheme. Bids of up to a £10,000 maximum are invited. Half the funding would be presented at the beginning of a project and the other half upon successful completion of measurable objectives. The principal investigator should be a practitioner ILG member, but the guidelines also suggest including an "experienced research" in the team (if the PI her/hiself is not already an experienced researcher.
Research should be (by implication) into information literacy and proposals are particularly welcomed which:
- demonstrate collaboration between sectors
- have tangible, practical benefits (i.e. produce a new process or product with potential application beyond education)
- address current issues affecting areas outside of librarianship
- show potential for further large-scale study, dissemination and exploitation
Projects can use any appropriate methodological approach.
There are more details of the bursaries at
Deadline for the first round of bids is 1st December 2015. By the way, you don't have to be a member of CILIP (the UK's national library association) to be a member of ILG, separate membership is available.
Photo by Sheila Webber: pink rose, July 2015

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