Friends of the Library Development and Services Faculty and Student Scholarship
Description & Purpose
This scholarship is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services to fund collaborative students/faculty research on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science. The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate the initiation and development of collaborative research between students and faculty in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. The number of awards disbursed each year may vary, and the amount of funding may vary as well. The funds may be used for the following: supplies, books, travel, or stipend.
- Have completed LIS 7050 (Research Methods) or LIS 7920 (Information Seeking Behavior) or an equivalent research methods course elsewhere.
- Plan research project with an MLIS faculty member who agrees to collaborate with you (indicated by signature on proposal).
- Not have been previously awarded an FLDS scholarship.
- Have proposals approved by the St Kate’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or plan to submit an IRB application if they propose to use human subjects.
- Complete the proposed research by the close of the academic year following the award of the scholarship.
- Present research findings by publishing an article in a professional journal, presenting at a professional conference, and/or presenting to a local community audience impacted by the research.
- Submit a research report of approximately 500 to 1,000 words within six weeks from completion of the research to the MLIS Program’s Student Relations Committee.