Doctoral Fellowships Supporting Research on Coherence at Scale

Doctoral Fellowships Supporting Research on Coherence at Scale

The University of Pittsburgh, acting on behalf of the iSchool Consortium (http://ischools.org/) and the Coherence at Scale Project (http://coherence.clir.org/), with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administers a Fellowship program to fund 10 Pre-Doctoral fellowships. The Pre-Doctoral fellowships will provide two years of support at $50,000 total for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. University of Maryland College of Information Studies will administer the fellowship awarded to their student Ning Gao. This Fellowship will support the independent dissertation research that supports the Coherence at Scale Project. The Project is initiating efforts to aggregate existing large-scale digital projects in order to create a new, robust digital environment that benefits higher education by providing interoperable federation of assets and applications, supported by secure storage and retrieval. A cost effective, sustainable and dynamic ecology of large-scale digital resources is seen as effectively enhancing scholarly productivity, knowledge discovery, and teaching. The iSchool Consortium’s mission is to expand and advance education relevant to the exceptional influence of digital information on the lives of individuals, the functions of organizations and the configuration of societies. Fellows are expected to work closely with a host project and their faculty advisor to both advance their Ph.D. research and address research questions of interest and relevance to the Coherence Project.

Duration: 
January 2016 - December 2017
Funder: 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Total Award Amount: 
$50,000
Partnering Organizations: 
University of Pittsburgh

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