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University of Michigan Offers Paid Summer Research Experience for Master's Students

Friday, February 05, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, knowledge visualization, user experience and social computing, and health informatics?

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs or schools of library and information science, May 31 - August 19, 2016.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the UM campus (University of Michigan Libraries, School of Education Teaching and Learning Exploratory, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and the Bentley Historical Library). The students selected for 2016 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

Eligibility and requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled master's student or 2016 master's graduate in an iSchool or School of Library and Information Science
  • Able to participate full-time in research activities in Ann Arbor, Michigan: May 31-August 19, 2016 
  • Top priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented populations in graduate programs and/or from schools with limited research opportunities.

To learn more, visit https://www.si.umich.edu/research/research-experiences-masters-students.

The application deadline is February 22, 2016.



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