Funded PhD Student Opportunities at UMD iSchool

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies is recruiting doctoral students! We are particularly interested in recruiting students interested in the following areas:

  • Archives and digital curation
  • Science of science, knowledge representation, and knowledge organization
  • Scholarly communication and digital humanities scholarship
  • Accessible design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Computational research
  • Social studies of technology
  • Youth and information
  • Applied machine learning, and 
  • Health informatics

We guarantee funding for all admitted full-time students. We also encourage part-time students working in areas that complement their doctoral research.  
The Ph.D. program at Maryland’s iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. Small classes and wide-ranging research projects enable students to work closely with faculty mentors to gain experience in identifying knowledge gaps, investigating both theoretical and practical solutions, evaluating results, and creating and disseminating new knowledge. A range of required research courses, two foundational doctoral seminars, and electives chosen by the students and their faculty mentors provide both the structure necessary for individuals to become successful researchers and the flexibility that allows them to pursue the research areas about which they are most passionate. For more details on specific areas of interest and application procedures, visit:

Katrina Fenlon, Ph.D. | Assistant professor University of Maryland | College of Information Studies (iSchool)
Faculty affiliate, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 
Hornbake Library | Room 4105C | College Park, MD | | 301-405-3116