ISSI Student Travel Award

The goal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) Student Travel Award is to facilitate the participation of a diverse student population in the meetings of ISSI.

Eligibility. At the time of application, the student must be enrolled in an academic program. The student must also have submitted a paper to the ISSI conference and should provide the paper submission number as part of the application.

Application. The student should submit a short statement (no more than 1000 words) detailing their interest in the field and the value they anticipate deriving from attendance of the ISSI conference. The student should also submit one letter of recommendation and a current CV/resume.

Selection. Several factors will be taken into consideration in the evaluation, focusing primarily on the mutual benefits to be derived for both the student and the society as well as the individual merit of the student. Geographic diversity will be considered in the selection process. The evaluation committee will consist of a subcommittee of no more than four individuals, with one ISSI Board member serving as Chair. The Board will select at least one and no more than three individuals each year, depending on the applicant pool, location of the conference, and financial resources available.

Submission deadline. Applications should be emailed to Kevin Boyack by February 15, 2019.

Notification. Awardees will be notified on or around March 30, 2019.

Award. The award will consist of up to €1500 to cover transportation and lodging for the individual. Conference registration and per diem will not be provided. Awardees should arrange their own travel and provide receipts to ISSI for reimbursement.

The 2019 awardees are:

  • Arezoo Didegah, Yazd University, Iran
  • Kai Li, Drexel University, USA
Previous awardees
  • Antonia D. Gogoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dirce Maria Santin, Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Shenmeng Xu, University of North Carolina, USA

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