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Subject: Ingenta Research Award
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:35:01 -0400
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Ingenta Research Award

The Ingenta Research Award is given annually by the Library Research Round Table
of the American Library Association to support research projects about
acquisition, use, and preservation of digital information.

Example areas of research include:

    * The analysis of online journal usage data to develop conclusions and
predictive models which may be used by libraries and publishers in determining
future behavior
    * An investigation of the issues surrounding institutional archiving,
particularly costs, preservation and securing the participation of faculty
    * A study of information seeking behavior of readers and/or authors
    * The development of future models for verifying the relative usefulness of

Other topics related to digital publications will also be considered.

Applications are welcome from practicing librarians, faculty and students at
schools of library and information science, and independent scholars.

The Ingenta Award Jury will evaluate applications on the basis of the following

   1. Appropriateness of the proposed project to understanding of seeking and
use of digital information.
   2. Significance of the problem.
   3. Design of the study.
   4. Qualifications of the investigator(s).
   5. Realism of the timetable.

The grant consists of up to $6,000 for research and up to $1,000 for travel to a
national or international conference to present the results of the research.
Expenditures must directly support research; the award does not cover indirect
costs or overhead. Half of the research amount will be paid within one month of
the selection of the awardee; the remaining half will be provided approximately
six months later upon the receipt of a satisfactory progress report as
determined by the Ingenta Award Jury Chair and the ALA staff liaison to the
Ingenta Award Jury.
How to apply

   1. Proposal of no more than 6 double-spaced pages that provides
         1. overall statement of the project
         2. relation of the project to previous research
         3. research questions
         4. method/plan of investigation
         5. timetable for the work
         6. significance of the project
         7. plan to disseminate the results
   2. Budget (1 page)
   3. Curriculum vitae (2 pages)

All submissions must reach the ALA address on or before Friday, March 31, 2007.  You will receive confirmation via e-mail within two days.
Before Friday, March 31, 2007, email the Proposal, budget and curriculum vitae

Denise Davis
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433, ext. 1-4273
Fax: (312)280-4392

If email attachments are not possible, applicants must send nine (9) printed
copies to the address above and they must be received by Friday, March 31, 2007.

Authors retain the right to present and publish their findings where they
choose. Ingenta reserves the right to post an abstract about the project on
their website.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please

And read the following for more information:
    * Schedule and Procedures
    * 6-Month Report
    * Final Report

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