Saturday, February 07, 2009

LIRG Research Award 2009

Deadline for submissions 28th February 2009

The LIRG research award is designed to promote research in library and information science. The aim of the award is to encourage and facilitate research by practitioners in the field.

The Library & Information Research Group (LIRG) welcomes proposals from all sectors of the profession, and particularly invites practitioners to apply, either as sole applicants, or in collaboration with academic or independent researchers.

Applications from academics in library and information science departments are also welcomed and proposals which are submitted in partnership with practitioners are particularly welcomed.

The award is worth £1000, and designed to support small scale research projects for which it may otherwise be difficult to find funding. 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.

Guidelines for submission and evaluation criteria are on the LIRG web pages at:

The closing date for submissions: 28th February 2009

Interested in applying for the award but are unsure about writing a proposal?
Juilet Eve's article in the latest issue of Library & Information Research (freely available online) can help:

Applications and enquiries should be sent, preferably by email, to:

Frankie Wilson
LIRG Awards and Prizes Officer
Learning Resources
Middlesex University
Trent Park
Bramley Road
N14 4YZ