Research

Transforming how Information and Technology are Moving the World Forward

RESEARCH @ THE UMD ISCHOOL

 
46 ACTIVE
RESEARCH GRANTS
 
$35.3M RESEARCH FUNDING FROM 16+ FUNDERS
 
6 RESEARCH
CENTERS OR LABS
 
2 ACM FELLOWS AND
5 NSF OR IMLS CAREER GRANTS

Empowering, Inspiring, Connecting

Driven by the pursuit of new ideas and big discoveries, faculty, researchers, and students at the UMD College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. We tackle significant, real-world information challenges from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries empower, inspire, and connect individuals and communities.

EXPERTISE AREAS   RESEARCH GROUPS   PROJECTS

Research Improvement Grants

The Research Improvement Grants (RIGs) Program provides limited financial support for performing research through incremental Research Improvement and provides support for collaborations in critical research areas through advancing Research Interest Groups. Proposal applications will be accepted on September 15th, January 15th, and April 15th of every year. We also award research funding for PhD Students under the Doctoral Students Research Awards. More information about the DSRA and its application process can be found here.

Incremental Research Improvement (for Faculty)

Research Interest Groups

UMD iSchool PhD Student Presenting Research Poster

 

The UMD iSchool embraces interdisciplinary and collaborative research. If you are a researcher at another college, university, or research institution and would like to explore a research partnership, please reach out.

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iSchool Research News

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Dr. Cody Buntain Appears on Voice of America to Discuss the Taliban’s Use of Twitter

August 18, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle

Research showing how the Taliban leveraged Twitter, and Twitter’s limited management of this, was shared with Voices of America’s global audi …

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Info College Faculty and Alumna Publish New Book on Information Literacy and Disinformation

August 5, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Dr. Paul T. Jaeger co-authored "Foundations of Information Literacy," the first book to offer frameworks for tackling information literacy and di …

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