Update: Decisions have been announced. Register now on the ConfTool submission site
The purpose of the iConference 2021 Early Career Colloquium (ECC) is to provide a high-quality mentorship and networking opportunity for early career researchers who work in an iSchool, a similar department, or want to work in an iSchool (e.g., post-doctoral fellows, assistant professors). During the colloquium, early career scholars will share their research plans and aspirations with accomplished mentors that have expertise in various interdisciplinary areas represented within the iSchool community, as well as extensive experience in grant writing, promotion and/or tenure review, the peer-review process, teaching, and professional service. Early career scholars will engage in discourse with these mentors and their peers to improve their understanding of having a successful career in an iSchool.
The Early Career Colloquium is open to scholars within five years of completing their doctoral degree. Early career scholars will be chosen through a competitive application process. The name of these selected early career scholars will be published on the iConference website.
Format Update: In a change from our original CFP, iConference 2021 will now be an entirely virtual conference. All Early Career Colloquium applications should be submitted with remote participation in mind.
ECC applications can now be submitted to our ConfTool submission system.
The theme of this year's colloquium is Divergence in Research and Teaching: A Dialogue among Scholars. The colloquium aims to support early career scholars in:
The ECC is designed as a half-day event, with multiple small group discussions. In the colloquium, we will focus on collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse with peers and a panel of experienced faculty serving as mentors.
Main activities include:
Prior to the session, a few preparatory activities are required to enable us to use the time within the session as best as possible. More information will be forthcoming once selected.
The ECC at iConference 2021 is open to scholars within five years since completing their Ph.D. at the time of application submission. Scholars with involvement in iSchool related research are encouraged to apply.
Each application should contain the following within one PDF document in the following order, and be submitted through the ConfTool submission system.
Application deadline: Extended through December 10, 2020.
Decisions announced: Mid-December, 2020.
Participants of the Early Career Colloquium will be selected based on their application; perceived relevance and potential contribution to research in the information field, and their anticipated contribution to the colloquium goals. The applications will be reviewed by two international reviewers. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of groups of participants whose research career is at a stage that can best benefit from the colloquium and who reflect individual excellence and motivation while at the same time contributing to the colloquium objectives and the aggregate diversity of the cohort.
Accepted applicants must register for the iConference before the conclusion of the Early Bird Registration period. Failure to register in a timely fashion may result in your slot being given to someone else.
Questions about the Early Career Colloquium should be directed to the Chairs listed above.
General questions about iConference 2021 should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org