Research

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.

EXPERTISE AREAS   RESEARCH GROUPS   PROJECTS

 
46 ACTIVE
RESEARCH GRANTS
 
$35.3M RESEARCH FUNDING FROM 16+ FUNDERS
 
8 RESEARCH
CENTERS / LABS / GROUPS
 
2 ACM FELLOWS AND
15 NSF, IMLS or DARPA CAREER GRANTS

Internal College Research Funding

Internal College Research Funding provides limited financial support to INFO Faculty, Ph.D., and Master’s students who have exhausted all other available funding sources to improve their research efforts. It also supports collaborations in critical research areas through advancing Research Interest Groups. Proposal applications are accepted yearly on January 15th, April 15th, and September 15th. Ph.D. students may also apply for additional research funding under the Doctoral Student Search Award (DSRA). More information about the DSRA and its application process can be found here.

UMD iSchool PhD Student Presenting Research Poster


INFO Research News

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(Video) CAFe Presents: Imagining Decolonial Archival Futures

June 5, 2024 | Maia Johnston

Historians discuss new archival practices focused on Indigenous led stewardship

OTTRS Speaker Series

(Video) OTTRS Speaker Series: “Interactive Team Cognition for Humans and Machines”

June 5, 2024 | Maia Johnston

Dr. Nancy J. Cooke shares her 30-year research journey on interactive team cognition

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