Eligibility Requirements

To determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for this award, please review the following requirements:

You are currently enrolled at an iSchool Consortium member institution.

  • An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a graduate school and be pursuing studies leading to a PhD at an information school.
  • If you are not currently enrolled at an information school, and/or you will not be enrolled for the entire proposed duration of the fellowship, you are not eligible to apply.

You completed, or will you complete by December 31, 2016 all course work required to develop your dissertation proposal.

  • All applicants must be fully prepared to develop and defend their dissertation proposal by no later than May 1, 2017. This must be certified by all members of the candidate’s dissertation committee.
  • Applicants must complete all other doctoral requirements (except the dissertation proposal and the dissertation itself) prior to the proposed start date for their fellowship.

Applicants must be ready to begin research as early as January 1, 2017.