Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

This award fosters research in academic librarianship by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.


$1,500 cash and a plaque donated by Thomson Scientific.


The recipient of the fellowship must meet the following qualifications:


Proposals will be judged primarily on merit with emphasis on the following:

Awardee Obligation

Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit a 6-10 page report of the results of their research to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) within two months of the project's completion. A 500-word summary for possible publication in C&RL News is also due at that time.


Qualified students who wish to be considered for the fellowship may apply by submitting 9 copies of a brief (ten pages or less double-spaced) proposal that includes the following:

An up-to-date curriculum vitae should accompany the proposal. Because of limits imposed by timing considerations, applications may be made for research under way, e.g., a student who begins research in the fall may apply for support for expenses incurred from the fall until the time the award is made.

Send submissions to: The Association of College and Research Libraries, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. If you have questions or need help compiling a nomination, contact the Doctoral Disseration Fellowship Committee Chair, TBA or Megan Griffin, (312) 280-2514,

Submission Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, December 7, 2007

Previous Recipients

2007 - Jihyun Kim, "Faculty Self-Archiving Behavior: Methods and Factors Affecting the Decision to Self-Archive."
2006 – Jean E. Dryden, "Copyright in the Real World: Copyright and Archival Material on the Internet."
2005 – Susan Ward Aber, "Information Needs and Behaviors of Geoscience Educators: A Grounded Theory Study."
2004 – Judy Jeng, "Usability of Digital Library: An Evaluation Model
2003 – Yung-Rang Laura Cheng, "Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: Quantitative Comparisons of Interactions and Relationships among Three Factors in College Students' Information Seeking."
2002 – Charlotte Ford, "An Exploratory Study of the Differences between Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Reference Interactions"
2001 – Laurie Bonnici
1999 – Alenka Sauperl
1998 – Jeanine Williamson
1997 – Diane Worrell
1996 – Nongyao Premkamolnetr
1995 – Danuta A. Nitecki
1992 – Rosie L. Albritton
1991 – Kamala Balaraman
1990 – Rose Caruso
1989 – Kenneth Crews
1988 – Sarla Muragai
1987 – Ling Hwey Jeng
1985 – Joanne Euster
1984 – Donald Gould
1983 – Stanton Biddle

Sponsorship provided by Thomson Scientific