The University of Maryland College of Information Studies, UMD iSchool, is pleased to announce the winners of the September 2018 RIGS, Research Improvement Grants. Congratulations are in order for Joel Chan, Kenyon Crowley, Ken Heger, Xiaoyun Huang, Philip Piety, and Diva Smriti, whose projects are creating and disseminating high impact research results to make the world a better place for all.
The iSchool’s RIGs program is a competitive internal grant program for improving research. The improvements are broken into two areas as delineated by the two RIGS Tracks. The purpose of Track 1 is to provide funding to assist iSchool researchers who could greatly improve their research efforts by means of limited financial support and who have exhausted all other available funding sources. The purpose of Track 2 is to provide funding to enable iSchool researchers to extend their impact within the larger academic community. The program supports and encourages individuals or teams of researchers to catalyze and mobilize larger scale research that extends beyond the iSchool.