North American Serials Interest Group
2013 MARCIA TUTTLE INTERNATIONAL GRANT FAQ
What is the purpose of the Marcia Tuttle International Grant?
The purpose of the Marcia Tuttle International Grant is to provide funding for an individual working in any area of the serials information chain to foster international communication and education through activities that involve some aspect of serials. Examples include but are not limited to research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences. The grant is named in honor of Marcia Tuttle.
Who is eligible for the award?
- Applicants may fall in to one of two categories:
- They may be serialists practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science in North American countries (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland) seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials taking place outside North American countries; or
- They may be serialists practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science outside North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials in North American countries.
- Applicants must have at least one year of professional experience in the serials information chain.
- Proposed projects must deal with some aspect of serials and include foreign travel.
- Foreign or English language skills should be adequate to project needs.
What is NASIG?
Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent, international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications. More information about NASIG is available at NASIG website.
Do I have to join NASIG in order to apply for the award?
No, membership in NASIG is not required. However, the recipient will receive a free year's membership in NASIG.
What does NASIG expect from the winner?
The awardee is required to submit a final project report suitable for publication in a journal focused on serials issues, such as Serials Review, to the NASIG Executive Board. Additionally, the awardee is strongly encouraged to share the results of the project by presenting a workshop or a poster session at the NASIG annual conference following the award.
How many awards will be awarded?
NASIG will award one grant per year or no grant, depending upon the applications.
What is the award application deadline?
February 20, 2013
When will the winner of the award be notified?
Every effort will be made to notify all winners by March 20, 2013.
If I am a successful applicant, when will my free year of NASIG membership begin and end?
The free year of membership begins with the first day of the 2013 Annual Conference and concludes with the first day of the 2014 Annual Conference.
Can I re-apply if I do not get the award this year?
Yes, all qualified applicants not receiving the award are encouraged to re-apply.
Can I fax or email my application?
Only applications submitted as email attachments, either as Word documents or plain text (.txt) will be accepted.
How do I apply?
Application forms will be available after November 1, 2012, through the NASIG Web Awards Page, and from Sandy Folsom, Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee. Applications will only be accepted in electronic form (except for the reference letters, if necessary). Completed applications and all related materials should be emailed to:
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Central Michigan University