- We are now accepting submissions -
The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding work in the information field. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization and judged by a selection committee drawn from leading international schools.
The winner receives a prize of $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S. Both honorees also receive a complimentary conference registration.
Past honorees can be viewed here.
Each member iSchool can nominate only one applicant for the award. The applicant should have successfully completed the final paperwork for their Ph.D. between July 1 2020 to June 30, 2021 (inclusive). The dissertation research can be on any topic in the information field, broadly defined, and use any methodology.
Submissions: Submissions can be made on our ConfTool submission site starting in early summer.
Submission Materials for each Nomination
Submissions must be made by the representative who administratively signs off on Ph.D. matters (i.e., school’s Dissertation Chair or Doctoral Program Director, Postgraduate Research Committee Representative, or equivalent). Individuals cannot self-nominate.
The following three items should be submitted. The summary paper and letter must be submitted in English. The complete dissertation may be submitted in its original language, with the understanding that an English translation may be requested later, as explained under Review Process below.
The above three documents should each be formatted as a pdf, and then combined into a single zipped file; this file will be submitted to the ConfTool submission site prior to the deadline.
Awards submissions go through a rigorous two-phase review procedure. In the first phase, which is anonymous, each dissertation summary is reviewed and discussed by a team of three reviewers and one of the dissertation award co-chairs. Five dissertations are then chosen for closer scrutiny. In the second phase, a smaller committee reads and discusses the five shortlisted dissertations in great detail in order to make the final decision.
Judging criteria for the Award can be viewed here.
Contact the chairs listed above with questions about the Award.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding iConference 2022 in general.