Funded PhD Opportunities & Online Info Session, Illinois

illinoisThe School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is actively recruiting outstanding doctoral students who are interested in becoming partners in their world-renowned research and scholarship program. They encourage applications from students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates in good standing are offered four years of funding in the form of research, teaching, and service assistantships, including tuition waivers and stipends.

The School's flexible program ensures that each student receives the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business, and government settings.

They study how:

  • Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,
  • Data science opens new windows to knowledge,
  • History informs our identity and guides our information future,
  • Systems serve people,
  • Information is a vital human resource,
  • Libraries shape what we know and who we are.

For more on their vision:

For additional information about:

- The PhD program: or by contacting
- The iSchool faculty:

Students from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for PhD applications is December 15.

Information Session: On Monday, November 14, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. CST, they will host an online information session about their PhD degree in library and information science. During the session, iSchool faculty and staff will answer questions and provide information about their School and programs. Login instructions are below.


Login Instructions:

In case you are away from your computer or without a microphone, you may dial in to the session as follows:
Meeting Room Number: +1-571-392-7703, PIN: 746 676 595 353.

In case of any questions or problems with regard to participation, please contact Help Desk:, +1-217-244-4903 or +1-800-377-1892.

Additional information about the online information session:

Back to list of notificationsPublished: 08. November 2016 | Category: Work and study opportunities