A founding father in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and infometrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. These include the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, which indexes the contents and the interconnected citations in the world’s premier scientific and scholarly journals; and the Journal Citation Reports, which provides Journal Impact Factors and other citation metrics specifying the influence of individual journals.
Given his influence on scientists and scholars around the world, and his generosity as an employer and mentor, Dr. Garfield touched innumerable lives, and not just of those who knew him: the functionality of Google and Facebook directly descend from his concepts. Also, many treatments, cures, advances and inventions were undoubtedly accelerated by researchers who used his citation-indexing tools to turn their work in the right direction at the right time, realizing connections they otherwise might have missed.
Dr. Garfield had many interests related to information technology, but one of the key threads across all of them is citation analysis and its impact on information retrieval, research assessment and the study of the science of science.
To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics has established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis.
The award amount is $25k USD, paid in a single installment. In addition to the award, Clarivate Analytics will provide the successful applicant with in-kind support and access to Web of Science data.
The awardee will be invited to give a research presentation at an annual scientific event (the first year’s occasion will be at a memorial symposium in Dr. Garfield’s honor) and the awardee will be asked to participate in meetings of the Clarivate Analytics Scientific Advisory Board as appropriate.
A committee of scientometricians and information scientists will evaluate applications for novelty and innovation, and the winner will be notified in August 2017.
Applicants are required to submit PDF files in English by June 14th:
- a standard CV,
- 2 letters of recommendation (1 from supervisor or department chair;)
- and the application form (see link below) to firstname.lastname@example.org
At the time of application, applicants must be an early-career researcher, no more than PhD + 10 years. The deadline for applications is 11:00 PM US (Eastern Standard Time) June 14th, 2017.
Other terms and conditions
- The scholarship will be paid in a single installment.
- The successful applicant will be encouraged to present at an annual scientific symposium and participate in select Scientific Advisory Board meetings as appropriate (no additional compensation other than travel costs where appropriate).
- The successful applicant will be encouraged to publish a paper on his or her research within 12 months of receiving the award (exceptions allowed).