The Scholarly Communication Institute (trianglesci.org) is ready for its fourth year in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, and invites you to join us! The Institute is a program that is part retreat, part seminar, and part unconference. Based on an announced theme, participants set the agenda and define the deliverables - the Institute brings everybody together and supplies the environment and a network of peers to help stimulate and develop creative thinking, and provide a diversity of perspectives aimed at promoting positive change in research methods, publishing, digital humanities, digital archives, and other topics related to transformations in scholarly communication.
Each year, about 30 people are invited to participate based on successful responses to a request for proposals, and the Institute covers all of their expenses to attend a 4-day program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At TriangleSCI, proposals are from teams rather than individuals, and we typically invite 5 teams with 4 to 6 participants each. We ask you to put together a working group that includes not just people you regularly interact with, but also people you would like to work with but haven’t yet been able to. We especially encourage you to build a team with participants from a variety of backgrounds and broad diversity of perspectives.
You can read more about SCI 2017 in this announcement https://trianglesci.org/2017/01/09/announcing-sci-2017/ and also find links to the request for proposals and an FAQ there, as well as more information about what it was like in past years.
This year’s theme is “Scholarly Storytelling: Compelling Research for an Engaged Public” and the Institute will be held from November 5 to 9, 2017.
Please consider submitting a proposal! The due date for proposals is April 10 - more information about requirements is in the RFP.