The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has opened applications for the 2019 ALIA Research Grant Award with up to $5,000 available for the successful applicant wishing to undertake a research project. The grant is open to self-nominating ALIA Members who have been personal financial members for at least two years.
Past projects include, Living in the world of fake news: High school students’ evaluation of information from social media sites, Dr Nicole Johnston in 2018; An investigation of humanoid robots and their implication to Australian libraries, Linh Nguyen in 2017; and The contribution of Australian hospital libraries towards their organisations' achievement of accreditation by the National Safety and Quality in Health Care Service Standards, Ann Ritchie and Michele Gaca in 2016.
The purpose of the award is to enable the recipient to undertake a research program on a selected library or information issue of present and future relevance to the development and improvement of the Australian library and information profession. The research may include preliminary work; local or overseas visits and/or consultations; and preparation of a publication.
Applications will be considered by the ALIA Research Advisory Committee for recommendation to the ALIA Research Fund Committee and the Board.
To apply, complete the application forms on the ALIA website and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information see the website.
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