IA Progress Grant Jury Announced and Deadline Extended to Nov 30

Greetings!

We are pleased to announce the 2010 IA Progress Grant Awards Jury for 2010. The Awards Jury is composed of six members, including the Jury Chair, and are appointed by the Chair of IAI Grant Jury for a one year term.

The 2010 Jury members are:

Samantha Starmer, REI, USA, Jury Chair
Andrew Hinton, Macquarium, USA
Keith Instone, IBM, USA
Matthew Milan, Normative Design, Canada
Judit P—nya, University of Szeged/Fluxon Ltd., Hungary
Andrea Resmini, University of BorŒs/FatDUX, Sweden

We have begun to receive entries for the 2010 award and are extending the deadline to November 30. If you have been thinking about entering you now have a few more weeks to hone your proposal. More details about the call for entries including a revised schedule are below.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE PROGRESS GRANTS
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The IA Institute will award two USD $1,000 progress grants for 2010.

The purpose of the program is twofold:

* to encourage researchers and practitioners to investigate IA-specific issues

* to publicize useful work that furthers the information architecture body of knowledge.

Applications should propose work that will forward the theory and practice of information architecture. This can include original research, a synthesis of important existing research, or the development of an innovative new technique.

MORE INFORMATION is available online ...

Overview & Info on Previous Recipients:
* http://www.iainstitute.org/en/members/grants/grant_program.php

Details about Eligibility & Submission:
* http://iainstitute.org/en/members/grants/progress_grant_details.php

IMPORTANT DATES - Extended by one month!

* Nov. 30, 2010: Application deadline

* Dec. 15, 2010: Grant recipients announced and first half of grant awarded

* Feb. 15, 2011: Grant recipients submit brief progress report to grant committee

* June 1, 2011: Completed work submitted to grant committee, published on iainstitute.org, and second half of grant awarded

Previous grants have been awarded to students, academic researchers, and practitioners. Topics have included IA in higher education, a new card sorting technique, the use of internet cafes in developing contexts, and an intranet review toolkit.

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