Funded PhD student opportunities at the School of Information Sciences at

We invite applications to our world-renowned and highly interdisciplinary
doctoral program at the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the
University of Illinois. Our students have backgrounds in a broad range of
fields, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, computing, and
engineering. Our students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty who
have a global reputation for research excellence in a range of overlapping

-        Archives & Digital Curation: information preservation; data
curation; data provenance

-        Data Science, Data Analytics, Information Management: AI; machine
learning; natural language processing; data mining; data governance;
information visualization; privacy, security and trust; reproducibility

-        Digital Humanities

-        Health, Medical & Bioinformatics

-        Human-Computer Interaction: computer supported cooperative work;
design and evaluation of information systems and services; mobile
computing; user experience

-        Information Organization and Access: information literacy;
information retrieval; foundations of information

-        Information, Culture & Society: community, cultural, and social
informatics; diversity and social justice; information policy; science and
technology studies; youth services

-        Library Technologies and Services: digital libraries; education of
information and professionals; libraries and librarianship

-        Science of Science: knowledge representation and ontologies;
bibliometric, informatics and scientometrics

-        Social Computing and Computational Social Science: crisis
informatics; computing for social good; social networks; FATE (fairness,
accountability, transparency, ethics)

For a comprehensive list of research areas, see: For more about our faculty

The School's flexible program prepares students with the intellectual
guidance and experiences necessary for vibrant research careers in a wide
range of academic, business, and public sector settings. Accepted students
are guaranteed four years of funding in the form of research, teaching, and
service assistantships, which include tuition waivers and stipends. We also
offer travel support. We especially encourage students from historically
and statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply.

Our PhD program in Library and Information Science is the oldest existing
LIS doctoral program in the U.S. with 270 graduates. Recent graduates are
now faculty members at institutions such as the University of Michigan,
University of Washington, University of Maryland, and UCLA, professionals
at Baidu and Google, and academic library professionals at the Library of
Congress, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago.


For more information about the application process, please visit:

Application deadline is Sunday, December 01, 2019, at 11:00 p.m., Central

For additional information about our PhD program, see

For questions, please contact Dr. Jana Diesner, PhD Program Director, at
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