Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Library and Information Research Group Award

The  LIRG (Library and Information Research Group) Research Award is currently open for application.  The application deadline 1st December 2014.  Dr John Cullen of Maynooth University is a previous winner of the award, for a research project on the Irish library job market.

The purpose of the Award is to encourage research and innovation in library and information science. Particular attention will be paid to proposals intended to improve the accessibility, retrievability and usefulness of information. The maximum value of the Award is £2500.   This year’s award has also received sponsorship from Health Libraries Group and PTFS Europe.
The Award may be used to defray research expenses (e.g. travel, postage costs) to fund attendance at high level meetings or to fund a study tour. However, a clear overall aim for the research must be stated. Visits for general professional development will not be considered. For a guide on writing research proposals, please see Writing a research proposal

There is no application form, and proposals may be made in any suitable form. As guidance, it is suggested that the following should be included:

    A description of the proposed research, including a title, the objective(s), the methodology, the expected timescale, and any other related work (by the proposer or others)

    A financial projection, including all anticipated expenditure, which will be used as the basis on which any award if assessed. Where it is proposed to use funding from other sources to supplement the Award this should be clearly stated. Proposers should note that LIRG Award should be the principal source of funding for the research.

    Curriculum vitae of proposer

Prize winners will be required to present an interim account of the research to the Annual General Meeting of the Library and Information Research Group. In addition, a final report on the research will be required in the form of a paper suitable for publication in Library and Information Research (LIR).
 Applications should be sent to: Dr Alison Brettle, LIRG Awards Co-ordinator



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