The EUGENE GARFIELD DOCTORAL DISSERTATION SCHOLARSHIP
Since 2005 Eugene Garfield has, with the help of ISSI, awarded a scholarship to support doctoral student. Recipients of this award were:
2005 Kayvan Kousha (Iran)
2007 Sonia Vasconcelos (Brazil)
2009 Vincent Larivière (Canada)
2011 Stefanie Haustein (Germany)
- Because of the high quality of the candidates in 2011 the committee moreover decided to confer this year two honourable mentions namely to Raf Guns (Belgium) and Björn
2013 Ehsan Mohammadi (Iran - England)
2015 Cathelijn J. F. Waaijer (the Netherlands)
Because of the high quality of the candidates in 2015 the committee moreover decided to confer this year a honourable mention to Zohreh Zahedi (Iran)
2017 Philippe Mongeon
If you are interested, please look out for the call for nominations.
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION SCHOLARSHIP
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
1. NATURE OF THE AWARD
The scholarship will consist of an award of $3,000 (donated by the Eugene Garfield Foundation) to cover any research related expenses (including traveling) of the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient's
attending the next ISSI biennial conference.
2. PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their
The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Be an active doctoral candidate pursuing research using informetric, bibliometric, scientometric, webmetric or altmetric methodology in a degree-granting institution;
(b) Have a doctoral dissertation proposal accepted by the institution or by their dissertation advisor.
Clarification: an active doctoral student is someone who has not yet obtained the doctoral degree at the moment he/she receives the award. Moreover, the applicant need not be a member of ISSI to be considered for
The award is sponsored by the Eugene Garfield Foundation with the cooperation of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and is administered by the
board of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI).
Submission should include the following:
(a) The doctoral research proposal, including a description of the research, methodology, and significance, 10 pages or less in length, double-spaced, and in English;
(b) A copy of the paper submitted for presentation at the ISSI Conference;
(c) A cover letter from the dissertation advisor endorsing the proposal and confirming that the contents of this proposal are accepted by the institute, or at least by the advisor;
(d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
6. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE
7. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
The recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to present his/her work either during a normal session (if his/her paper has been accepted for presentation), either as a special lecture on the same level as
research in progress. This presentation will be referred to as the special Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Lecture.
Some further clarifications
a) The candidate must have the intention to attend the conference, as shown by a submitted paper.
b) The awardee is free to use the award money as he/she pleases. The award does not have to (but of course may) be used for travelling to the conference.
c) The awardee is not automatically entitled to an (extra) travel grant from the conference organizers or from ISSI. Of course he/she may apply for such a grant (if such grants are made available by the organizers)
like any other conference participant.