This ProQuest (formerly UMI, University Microfilms International) sponsored award recognizes outstanding recent doctoral candidates whose research contributes significantly to an understanding of some aspect of information science.  ProQuest contributes $1000 to the winner as well as travel expenses to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Read the award guidelines for more information.

Past recipients of the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award:

2015
Chris Cunningham
Governmental Structures, Social Inclusion, and the Digital Divide: A Discourse on the Affinity Between the Effects of Freedom and Access to Online Information Resources

2014
Amelia Acker
Born Networked Records: A History of the Short Message Service Format 

2013
Sebastian K. Boell
Theorizing Information and Information Systems

2012
Jaime Snyder
Image-Enabled Discourse: Investgating the Creation of Visual Information as Communicative Practice

2011
Shelagh K. Genuis
Making Sense of Evolving Health Information: Navigating Uncertainty in Everyday Life

2010
Alberto Pepe
Structure and Evolution of Scientific Collaboration Networks in Modern Research Collaboratory

2009
Luanne Freund
Exploiting Task-Document Relations in Support of Information Retrieval in the Workplace

2008
Eric Meyer
Socio-Technical Perspectives on Digital Photography

2007
W. John MacMullen
Contextual Analysis of Variation and Quality in Human-curated Gene Ontology Annotations

2006
Vivien Petras
Translating Dialects in Search: Mapping between Specialized Languages of Discourse and Documentary Languages

2005
Weiping Yue
Predicting the Citation Impact of Clinical Neurology Journals Using Structural Equation Modeling with Partial Least Squares

2004
Lennart Bjorneborn
Small-World Link Structures Across an Academic Web Space: A Library and Information Science Approach

2003
Anne Diekema (Syracuse University)
Translation Events in Cross-Language Information Retrieval:Lexical Ambiguity, Lexical Holes, Vocabulary Mismatch, and Correct Translations

2002
Pamela Savage Knepshield
Mental Models: Issues in Construction, Congruency and Cognition

2001
Allison Powell
Database Selection in Distributed Information Retrieval: A Study of Multi-Collection Information Retrieval

2000
Daniel Dorner
Determining Essential Services on the Canadian Information Highway: An Exploratory Study of the Public Policy Process

1999
Jacqueline Algon (Rutgers University)
The Effect of Task on the Information Related Behaviors of Individuals in Work-Group Environment

1998
Tomas A. Lipinski (University of Milwaukee)
The Communication of Law in the Digital Environment: Stability and Change within the Concept of Precedent

1997
Harry Bruce (University of New South Wales)
A User-Oriented View of Internet as Information Infrastructure

1996
Howard Rosenbaum (Syracuse University)
Managers and information in organizations: Towards a structurational concept of the information use environment of managers