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CADRE Fellowship Program

The Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) is ready to provide early access to a limited set of researchers. We invite you to collaborate with our team of experts and use our state-of-the-art big bibliometric data and cloud computing environment for your next research project.

CADRE aims to provide sustainable, affordable, and standardized data and analytics services for open and licensed big bibliometric data. To better understand the needs of our users, including but not limited to Scientometrics/Science of Science researchers, librarians, and other research technical service providers, we would like to take the opportunity announce our CADRE Fellowship Program.

As a CADRE Fellow, you will

  1. Gain access to the latest bibliometric data sets, including Web of Science and Microsoft Academic Graph
  2. Receive data and technical support for your project, including training webinars on CADRE tools and datasets
  3. Join the CADRE community with other fellows, and share your ideas and feedback with the CADRE team on Slack channels and in GitHub repositories
  4. Have early access to free cloud-computing resources as we update and test different components of the CADRE platform
  5. Receive travel scholarships to present your work at premiere venues

Two members from the six fellow research teams can receive full travel scholarships for the upcoming International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2019) at Sapienza University in Rome from Sept. 2 to 5, 2019. You can check out our ISSI proposals here.

Application process:

Applicants will need to fill out an application form at CADRE Fellowship proposal (first round) by June 25, 2019. In the proposal, please specify your research plan and data/computation needs. We encourage applicants to form teams that span across discipline and institutional boundaries. We will announce the first round of CADRE Fellows (six teams) the first week of July. The choice will be based on merit, as well as an applicant's potential value to the development of the CADRE platform. The call will remain open and new fellows will be selected should new openings become available.


Any researcher team from a university (U.S. or non-U.S.) is eligible to apply for the CADRE Fellowship. However, Web of Science Data Access may only be granted to researchers affiliated with one of the 14 member institutions of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The WoS dataset is a proprietary data set owned by Clarivate Analytics and is subject to access policies.

Travel Support

Up to two team members per research team can request travel support (covering flight, conference registration, and hotel) to (ISSI 2019) in Rome from Sept. 2 to 5, 2019. Only CADRE Fellows will be considered for travel support, but participation in the conference is not a requirement for fellowship status.

You can find out more about CADRE and related datasets at our website. For illustrative examples, you can also check out our on-going collaborative project issues at our public GitHub repositories. We also have an open call for user stories. Please feel free to pass along both calls to your colleagues and friends.

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