Driven by the pursuit of new ideas and big discoveries, faculty, researchers, and students at the UMD College of Information Studies (INFO) are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. We tackle significant, real-world information challenges from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries empower, inspire, and connect individuals and communities.
$35.3M RESEARCH FUNDING FROM 16+ FUNDERS
CENTERS / LABS / GROUPS
2 ACM FELLOWS AND
15 NSF, IMLS or DARPA CAREER GRANTS
Research Improvement Grants
The Research Improvement Grants (RIGs) Program provides limited financial support for performing research through incremental Research Improvement and provides support for collaborations in critical research areas through advancing Research Interest Groups. Proposal applications will be accepted on September 15th, January 15th, and April 15th of every year. We also award research funding for PhD Students under the Doctoral Students Research Awards. More information about the DSRA and its application process can be found here.
INFO Research News
Units Across UMD Partner on Multidisciplinary Initiatives for AI Ethics, Accessible Technology, and LiteracyDecember 7, 2023 | Olivia Borgula & INFO Staff
Funded by UMD Grand Challenge Grants, INFO is playing an integral role in these initiatives
UME Tech Extension Educators, from left to right: Keri Grant, Blaise Brennan, Shelita Jackson, Maria Barga, Naimani Staley, Program Manager Vishnypriya Desai, and Aziz Hurtado Olson.
News Release: Resources, Connections, and Bridging the Digital Divide Together: The 2023 Maryland Statewide Digital Equity SummitNovember 27, 2023 | Julie Slivka | UME
Recapping the inaugural Maryland Statewide Digital Equity Summit on November 9, 2023