Funding Opportunity for Ph.D. Studies in Web Archiving

The University of North Texas College of Information with the International Internet Preservation Consortium is seeking applications for a 3-year doctoral studies support award. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012, and annual financial support is approximately $40,000 (USD).

The awardee will be directly involved with the activities of the IIPC and will experience hands-on practice and research to supplement and complement coursework at the UNT College of Information. The overarching goal for this initiative is to build capacity in the academy to train and prepare future researchers and faculty members to address the multifaceted challenges of preserving and using web archives.

This award will be made by April 1, 2012, to a qualified applicant to begin the Ph.D. program in Denton, Texas, in Fall 2012. A Masters degree in library and information science, archival science, cultural heritage studies, computer science, or corresponding degree in a related field is required. For more information about the award and how to apply refer to the UNT Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD Program.

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