The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Doctoral Fellowships in Digital Curation Available

The two-year Fellowships offer:

· A 20 hour a week position as a Research Fellow in Digital Curation

· An annual stipend of $19,000

· In-state tuition and health coverage

· Extensive opportunities to meet key leaders in the Digital Curation research and practice arenas through workshops and symposia to be held at UNC at Chapel Hill

About DigCCurr II
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project, “DigCCurr II: Extending an International Digital Curation Curriculum to Doctoral Students and Practitioners” seeks to develop an international, doctoral-level curriculum and educational network in the management and preservation of digital materials across their life cycle. This project will prepare future faculty to perform research and teach in this area, as well as provide summer institutes for cultural heritage information professionals already working in this arena.

Applying for the Fellowship:
To apply for the fellowship, please follow the regular application procedures found on the SILS Ph.D. Admissions page ( Students are encouraged to apply by Dec. 15, 2010 as this ensures consideration of the greatest amount of university funding. However, applications are accepted up to Jan. 15, 2011.

In addition to the required written statement of the student's intended research focus, we ask that a separate essay elaborating on these goals and how they are related to the goals of DigCCurr II be written. Please see the DigCCurr II Web page ( for more details. Please send this essay in an e-mail message to: Dr. Helen Tibbo, professor at: tibbo (at) ils (dot) unc (dot) edu; or Dr. Cal Lee, assistant professor, at: callee (at) email (dot) unc (dot) edu no later than Jan. 15, 2011. Earlier applications are encouraged. Please note that we are only able to accept applications from United States citizens.

For more information on Carolina Digital Curation Doctoral Fellowship opportunities, send e-mail to Drs. Tibbo or Lee.

Interested applicants may also direct correspondence to:

DigCCurr II Fellowships
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3360 Manning Hall
Chapel Hill NC 27566-3360

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