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  1. Other Computer/Library and Information Science scholarships, bursaries and prizes
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Other Computer/Library and Information Science scholarships, bursaries and prizes

Hyams Bursary

Eligible courses

A bursary of £3,500 is available for one MSc Information Science student. This bursary is given in memory of Montagu Hyams, a pioneer of scientific publishing and the online industry, and founder of Derwent Publications Ltd., now part of Thomson Reuter. Montagu ('Monty') Hyams was a research chemist who in the early 1950s began a service summarising new inventions. The business he founded grew into a leader in scientific information provision, best known for the database Derwent World Patents Index. A lifelong Londoner (1918-2013), his archive of correspondence and technical papers is also held by City, University of London.

The bursary will be awarded each year to one applicant for the MSc course in Information Science, and will be used to reduce the candidate's fees. Preference will be given to applicants with scientific qualifications or experience, particularly in the chemical of pharmaceutical sciences, and/or specific interests in scientific information handling. Preference will also be given to applicants who are self-funding their studies. Home, EU and overseas applicants are equally eligible, as are applicants for full-time and part-time study.

Applications for the bursary should be made at the same time as an application for a place on the course.

The Alex McVitty Memorial Award

Eligible courses

The Memorial Award provides financial assistance of £1,600 towards living expenses. One award each year is offered to a full-time home or overseas applicant on the above programmes of study who wishes to develop a career in law librarianship and can demonstrate financial need.

Applications for the award should be made in a covering letter at the same time as an application for a place on the course.

History of the award

Alex McVitty studied for an MSc Information Science degree at City, University of London in 1997/98. Tragically Alex died in a road accident whilst cycling to her work as a law librarian. As Alex had to fund herself through the course, combining study with part-time library jobs, her family and friends chose to establish a memorial fund to provide an annual award to help a student wishing to pursue a career in law librarianship. The memorial award fund is administered by The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

The Catherine D. Hamilton Prize

Eligible course

This prize, for the most outstanding Masters dissertation in the broad area of information retrieval or electronic text management, is awarded annually in memory of Catherine D. Hamilton, a distinguished former student of the Department of Library and Information Science at City, University of London and a senior figure within the information science community.

The prize is awarded each year by the Board of Examiners in Information Science who will be looking for work which by virtue of its originality and academic distinction makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in this area. The Board reserves the right not to award the prize in a particular year if these criteria are not met.

The prize is worth £250 and is administered on City's behalf by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

The R. T. Bottle Prize

Awarded each year to a student on one of the following programmes for the best dissertation contributing to professional practice:

The Penny Yates-Mercer Prize

Awarded each year to the best part-time student on one of the MSc Information Systems & Technology programme.

The Jubilee Prize

Awarded each year to the best student on the following programme:

Best Student Prize

Awarded each year to the best student on one of the following programmes. Minimum thresholds of student achievement apply.

Outstanding Project Prize

Awarded each year to a student with an outstanding project on one of the following programmes. Minimum thresholds of student achievement apply.