School of Information Sciences

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards grant to fund iFellows

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences has received an award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new doctoral fellowship program for information sciences students worldwide who are working on digital projects designed to enhance scholarly productivity and enrich teaching.

The $726,000 award will support 10 “iFellows” who will supplement the work of the Committee on Coherence at Scale with independent dissertation research. The Committee on Coherence at Scale is comprised of academic leaders nationwide who examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency, and sustainability. It is sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University.

Pitt School of Information Sciences Dean and Professor Ronald L. Larsen and Visiting Professor and Mellon Cyberscholar Stephen Griffin conceived the doctoral fellowship program in collaboration with the Committee on Coherence at Scale. Learn more.

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