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ISI and ASIS Seek Nominations for Citation Analysis Research Grant.

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) have announced that they are accepting proposals for the 2000 ISI/ASIS Citation Analysis Research Grant, which supports research based on citation analysis by encouraging and assisting individuals with their research.

Citation analysis is broadly defined, including, but not limited to, analyses using resources developed by ISI. The grant can be made for research underway as well as for new research proposed. The grant consists of a $3,000 award and $500 travel reimbursement to the ASIS Annual Meeting.

"ISI is delighted to offer this grant to further research in the area of citation analysis," said Vin Caraher, senior vice president of academic and government markets at ISI. "In the past few years, we have awarded funding to outstanding researchers who have made substantial developments in this area of scholarship."

Proposals should include the following: name, address, affiliation, and brief biography of applicant(s); brief statement of the research problem not to exceed a maximum of 1,000 words (double-spaced); description of the research design and methodology, including details of how citation data will be used; and discussion of the expected impact of the research results. Proposals may be submitted in hard copy, via e-mail, or by fax.

Any individual is eligible to apply. Submissions are due by June 1,2000, and should be directed to ISI/ASIS Citation Analysis Research Grant, Attn: Helen Atkins, Institute for Scientific Information, 3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Atkins can be reached via e-mail at or by fax at 215/387-4706.

Proposals will be evaluated by the ISI/ASIS Citation Analysis Grant Jury, which will comprise a chairperson and four members. Three ASIS members and two ISI representatives have been appointed to the jury. The jury will review and evaluate the submissions with emphasis on potential global significance of the proposed citation analysis; validity of methodology and proposed methods of analysis;. originality and creativity; clarity and completeness of the proposal; presentation of a convincing plan for completion; and evidence of a continuing interest in scholarship. The grant award will be presented at the ASIS Annual Meeting in November 2000.

Ian Rowlands, of the department of information science at City University in London, was the winner of the 1999 ISI/ASIS Citation Analysis Research Grant. Previous winners include David Dubin, of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Charles Oppenheim, of the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, de Montfort University, U.K.; Jian Quin, of the School of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi; and Stephen P. Harter, of Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science.

Since 1937, ASIS has been involved with information professionals who are leading the search for new theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. ASIS brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. According to the announcement, ASIS bridges the gaps not only between disciplines but also so between the research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments.

ASIS counts among its membership some 4,000 information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education.
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