The Scholarly Communication Institute is an annual event, now held in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, after ten years at the University of Virginia.
Each year, about 30 participants are invited to spend four days together working on projects they propose, in an event that is part retreat, part seminar, part development sprint, and part unconference.Travel, accommodation, and meal expenses are covered for all participants.
This year’s theme is “Validating and valuing digital scholarship” – a broad canvas that accommodates exploration of issues important to any attempt to promote change in the scholarly communication ecosystem.
This is a great opportunity to launch a new project, have some concentrated time to develop an existing project with a broader set of collaborators, or just to begin to explore and experiment with ideas that are difficult to pursue in your usual work context.
To participate, form a team of 3 to 8 people, and submit a proposal along the lines of what’s described in our RFP (submission deadline is March 20, 2015). If your proposal is selected, the Institute will cover costs for your team to attend.
To get a sense of what SCI 2014 was like, check out this Storify thread that collected photos and tweets from November 2014, or these blog posts or information pages related to SCI 2014.