12-Week Paid Master’s Student Research Opportunities

Update: The lab is excited to have Erin McAweeney from the University of Washington Information School join us over the summer!

The Information Interaction Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information is offering projects in multi-device interaction as part of a

12-week paid summer research experience May 30-August 18, 2017 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and health informatics? 

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs or schools of library and information science, May 30–August 18, 2017.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2017 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.si.umich.edu/research/research-experiences-masters-students. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017

Participant benefits

·  Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students

·  Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research

·  In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars

·  Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings

·  $10,000 stipend

Top priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented populations in graduate programs and/or from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

This project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15 and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, Faculty Allies for Diversity Program.