This announcement just came across one of the discussion lists and I thought some of you may be interested…if you’ve considered going back to school for a PhD, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
The School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has recently been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to enhance library and information science education and to help develop library leaders. The SOIS grant program, entitled “Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A): Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders,” addresses the need for new PhDs in SOIS’ three key areas of doctoral study: information organization, information policy and information retrieval . SOIS is currently seeking applications for six funded full-time doctoral positions under this grant program for fall 2011.
Participants in the B2A program will receive three or four years of funding to cover tuition, a generous annual stipend/scholarship, research and teaching opportunities, resources to support their research and travel, and mentoring from SOIS faculty members during their studies.