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SIG-STI Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 STI Student Travel Award winner, Shenmeng Xu!

Shenmeng is Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she does research at the intersection of scholarly communication, scientometrics, and social media.

The ASIS&T Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Special Interest Group seeks applicants for the 2019 ASIS&T STI Student Travel Award.

Deadline Sunday September 1st

The purpose of the award is to assist a student in a Master’s or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying travel expenses. The award shall consist of a check for $500 given to a single applicant. The SIG-STI Student Travel Award is sponsored by SIG STI. It is administered by a SIG-STI Award Jury, which is comprised of the officers of SIG STI.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be an ASIS&T member at the time of application, with preference given to those who are SIG-STI members. (If you are not a member, you can join now through your ASIS&T member profile. See also Membership FAQs for details.)
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate (doctoral or Master’s) program as of the time of the Annual Meeting


Applicants for the 2019 Travel Award should submit the following items, by email, to the SIG STI Award Jury at EMAIL  by the deadline of September 1, 2019.

Applications should include:

  1.  a cover letter including name, address, phone number, email address, academic affiliation. The cover letter should identify the attached statements as being submitted specifically for this award.
  2. a curriculum vitae.
  3. a 300-word statement on why Annual Meeting attendance will benefit the student in their pursuit of a future career, including the role of their conference submission in that regard, and its relation to the scientific and technical information. Statements may also discuss financial need.


Each application package will be appraised in terms of originality, clarity of expression, financial need, and the connection between attending the Annual Meeting and the student’s career aspirations. Applicants who have had a contribution of any kind accepted for the conference with relevance to the activities of STI, broadly construed, will be given priority consideration.

Prior SIG-STI Award News

SIG STI Best Paper Award

September 4, 2015

SIG STI is pleased to announce that this year’s Best Paper Award goes to Andrea K. Thomer and Nicholas M. Weber for their paper, The Phylogeny of a Dataset, which was presented at last year’s ASIS&T annual conference in Seattle and appears in the Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. The…

ASIS&T SIG/STI Sponsors a Best Paper Award

February 17, 2015

The special interest group (SIG), Scientific and Technical Information, is pleased to announce their annual Best Paper Award. This award is conferred upon a research article, which is acknowledged by our peers as the best paper in the library and information science literature that pertains to the subject of scientific and technical information.  The winner will receive…