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2011 LIRG Research Awards

LIRG is delighted to announce the call for the LIRG research award for 2011.

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The LIRG Research Award is intended to encourage research and innovation in library and information science.

Particular attention will be paid to proposals intended to improve the accessibility, retrievability and usefulness of information. The maximum value of the Award is £2000.

The Award may be used to defray research expenses (e.g. travel, postage costs) to fund attendance at high level meetings or to fund a study tour. However, a clear overall aim for the research must be stated. Visits for general professional development will not be considered. For the evaluation criteria to be used, please see below. For a guide on writing research proposals, please see 'Writing a research proposal' by Juliet Eve in our journal Library and Information Research.

There is no application form, and proposals may be made in any suitable form. As guidance, it is suggested that the following should be included:

A description of the proposed research, including a title, the objective(s), the methodology, the expected timescale, and any other related work (by the proposer or others)
A financial projection, including all anticipated expenditure, which will be used as the basis on which any award if assessed. Where it is proposed to use funding from other sources to supplement the Award this should be clearly stated. Proposers should note that Elsevier/LIRG Award should be the principal source of funding for the research.
Curriculum vitae of proposer
Prizewinners will be required to present an interim account of the research to the Annual General Meeting of the Library and Information Research Group. In addition, a final report on the research will be required in the form of a paper suitable for publication in Library and Information Research (LIR).

Winners of the award are required to present their findings at a LIRG AGM, and to submit a paper detailing their findings, to our online journal Library and Information Research (LIR).

More information.


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