Council on Library and Information Resources

To support data and software curation postdoctoral fellowships, in order to develop emerging leaders in the field and encourage permanent staffing solutions within academic libraries

  • Amount $738,756
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Charles Henry
  • Year 2015
  • Program Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

This grant provides partial funding for eight postdoctoral fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences. Though the fellowship program is administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), fellows are appointed at host institutions, where they work on digital initiatives that marshal a university’s technical, archival, and library resources in service to the data curation and management needs of the institution’s researchers.  Of the eight fellowships supported, four will focus on software curation, the growing archival field that seeks to preserve the software programs and platforms developed for and as a result of scientific research.  In addition to providing fellowship support, grant funds will expand the fellowship program to include improved education and training on software curation, both among the fellows and at participating host institutions.

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