Call for Proposal: Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational for Master’s Students October 17-18, 2014

Call for Proposal: Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational for Master’s Students
October 17-18, 2014

Deadline: September 21, 2014
Notification of decision: September 26, 2014

Rutgers University iSchool invites students with in-progress and completed master’s degrees to Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational 2014. The conference focus is to showcase iSchool master’s student research interests (completed, in-progress and prospective work), and to network with our iSchool community. Attendees will present a research poster. They will participate in networking events such as a catered dinner, research presentations by current PhD students, and discussions with iSchool faculty. The participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn about Rutgers PhD program and the excellent benefits it offers to those interested in pursuing research in iSchools.

A complete proposal for participation requires: Poster abstracts of up to 500 words outlining your research interests and any results you have gleaned to-date, a CV, and a cover letter of introduction briefly describing you, your background and career plans. Applications will be considered by a juried panel of Rutgers faculty based upon thorough completion of the requested materials, depth of coverage, and fit in the iSchool scholarly fields.

Selected participants will be reimbursed for up to $300 for travel to Rutgers University. Their hotel for up to two nights and meals will also be covered.

Tentative schedule for the event:
Friday, October 17: Noon Lunch; Tour of Rutgers; Poster presentations by the participants; Dinner; Optional night out with current Rutgers doctoral students.
Saturday, October 18: Breakfast; Presentations by current students and faculty; Research games and exercises in groups; Lunch; Optional tour of the area.

Apply today:
For more information, contact: Dr. Chirag Shah (

Rutgers iSchool provides an excellent environment for research in areas such as Human Information Behavior; Information Retrieval, Language and Communication; Information Agencies and Artifacts; Learning, Youth, Information and Technology; Social and Community Informatics. The school includes world-renowned faculty who lead and teach in these areas. Their accomplishments are reflected in a large pool of scholarly publications, awards, and grants.

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