The UCLA Library is partnering with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on a new data curation fellowship program. Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the program will provide recent PhDs with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for the natural and social sciences.
An expansion of CLIR’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries, which the UCLA Library has participated in for a number of years, this new fellowship is designed to develop highly skilled, knowledgeable specialists through during two-year postdoctoral fellowships. The aim is to create scholarly practitioners who understand not only the nature and processes of their own disciplines but also how research data is organized, transmitted, and manipulated. Other partner institutions are Indiana University, Lehigh University, McMaster University, Purdue University, and the University of Michigan.
Further information and position descriptions are available at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/datacuration. Applicants must have received a PhD in a discipline no more than five years before applying (i.e., after April 1, 2007). All work toward the degree, including dissertation defense and final dissertation editing, must be completed before starting the fellowship. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but no later than June 30, 2012.