Monday, March 10, 2014

Apply for a social media research fellowship with TSMRI

Are you interested in social media research? The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is accepting applications for its research fellowship program. Work alongside social media colleagues as you shape your research agenda with cutting-edge projects.

About us
The Texas Social Media Research Institute is a multidisciplinary collaboration based at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The institute provides research and training focused on communication technology and social media for K-12 education, higher education, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

About the fellowship
Our fellowship program aims to foster research on social media and provide researchers and practitioners resources for discovery, both applied and scholarly. Fellows will work with TSMRI to connect social media to their research agendas. Fellows receive complimentary registration to TSMRI workshops and our annual Social Media Conference. Fellows will also be awarded a TSMRI membership during the time of their fellowship. Fellowships are for one year (June 1 to May 31) and applicants may re-apply for one additional year.

TSMRI fellows are expected to:
-Present at TSMRI conference (in November in person or virtually)
-Produce one social media oriented research project during the year, which can be presented at conference and submitted for publication
-Convert research project into a format for public consumption, like a blog post for TSMRI -Acknowledge TSMRI in research proceedings accomplished during fellowship
-Follow TSMRI in social media
-Report quarterly to TSMRI mentor and/or board on research progress
-Be a contributing part of a collegial research environment and open to collaborative projects

Deadline for application is April 15, 2014.

Announcement of fellows expected on May 5, 2014.

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