Tuesday, February 1, 2005

IMLS/MDI Fellowships at Drexel University

The College of Information Science and Technology (IST) at Drexel University invites applications for IMLS/MDI (Management of Digital Information) fellowships for studies toward the Ph.D. program.

The fellowships are funded by the IMLS Librarians for the 21stCentury program. The main objective of the program is to accelerate the development of new faculty for educating the next generation of library professionals.Five fellows will be selected, and each fellow will be awarded a full tuition fellowship, plus a research fellowship of $19,500 per year for atleast two years.

-Applicants are not required to have library work experience or aMaster of Library Science degree.
-Familiarity with information technologies is desirable but notrequired.
-We encourage working professionals who have strong technical skills and who are not in the field of library and information science to apply.
-Applicants from underrepresented ethic groups are particularlyencouraged to apply.

Early consideration for this fellowship starts January 2005. You are encouraged to submit applications earlier to receive full consideration. All the fellows will start their studies in September 2005. Please go to this website for more information (http://www.cis.drexel.edu/CS/GraduatePrograms/Doctoral/Scholarships.html)

Feel free to contact the following faculty with further inquiries:
-Dr. Xia Lin, xia.lin@cis.drexel.edu, 215-895-2482
-Dr. Michael Atwood, mike.atwood@cis.drexel.edu, 215-895-6273
-Dr. Katherine W. McCain, kate.McCain@cis.drexel.edu, 215-895-2486
-Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Sandra.Hughes@cis.drexel.edu,215-895-6628