2016-02-04

ICPSR part of UM-SI Summer Research Experience for Master’s Students

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.
For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.si.umich.edu/research/research-experiences-masters-students. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2016. Initial notifications of acceptance by March 8, 2016.
Participant benefits
·  Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students
·  Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
·  In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
·  Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
·  $10,000 stipend
For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.