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Research Symposia – Expression of Interest


Expressions of Interest should contain the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Organizers
    • A proposal is submitted by at most four organizers, with one lead applicant among them. Organizers are not limited to ASIS&T members; however, at least one member of the proposing team must be an ASIS&T member. Proposals from areas underrepresented in the ASIS&T membership or Annual Meeting are welcome.
    • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all
    • Prior experience in organizing research events (if any).
  3. Event summary
    • What is the research topic/theme of the symposium and why is it important? (100 words )
    • What are the aims and objectives of the research symposium? Ensure these are likely to facilitate strong research engagement. (100 words max.)
    • Describe the intended programme of the research symposium (400 words ). Include:
      • Who are the intended research symposium participants and why are you focusing on this group?
      • What activities will the research symposium participants undertake and why are these activities important for facilitating research engagement?
      • What are the anticipated outcomes and/or outputs of the research symposium?
        • Possible outcomes/outputs could include: Publications, collaborations, grant applications, knowledge exchange, research agendas
    • Explain how the research symposium will facilitate strong research engagement and value to ASIS&T (100 words max.)
    • Explain how the research symposium will encourage equity, diversity and inclusion (100 words max.).
  4. Proposed Symposium Dates (must take place by end of December 2022)

Review Criteria

All EOIs will be reviewed by the Research Engagement Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of proposed program,
  • Value to ASIS&T,
  • Feasibility of plan,
  • Significance of topic/event, and
  • Plans for equity, diversity and inclusion.


Please complete applications in Word format and email completed submissions to Rebekah Willson (, Chair of the Research Engagement Committee.