Applications Due: 30.9 2018. The ScholCommLab is an interdisciplinary team of researchers based in Vancouver and Ottawa, Canada, interested in all aspects of scholarly communication. Its Visiting Scholar Program invites faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students (enrolled full-time at an accredited institution) to work a joint research project during a research stay (1-6 months) at either of the lab’s two locations.
The ScholCommLab will provide funding for up to four (4) full scholarships and additionally offers up to four (4) self-funded research stays. The funded scholarships include airfare to and from Canada (and between Ottawa and Vancouver, if applicable) and a stipend of $2,000 per month for those visiting Ottawa and of 2,500$ per month for those visiting Vancouver. Additional funding may be available to present results of the collaboration at agreed upon conferences. Visiting scholars will be given a desk in a shared space including internet and online library access.
Collaborations are welcome on any topic related to scholarly communication, but especially on areas related to current ScholCommLab projects, such as: academic review, tenure, and promotion, and the reward system of science; altmetrics; metrics literacy; open access and open science; science communication; and the societal impact of science and social media.
Collaborations between the visiting scholar and the ScholCommLab are expected to extend beyond the research stay in Canada and aim at publishing results in a co-authored journal article, conference publication, or dataset or at submitting a grant application to fund future collaborations.
ScholCommLab is associated with the Publishing Program and the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, and the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa.