George Mason University Libraries Graduate Student Research Fellowship

On behalf of the selection committee, John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, has announced the award recipient Graduate for the 2022-23 Graduate Student Research Fellowship. This year’s Selection Committee was comprised of Alyssa Fahringer, Digital Scholarship Consultant (Chair); Jennifer Disano, Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Carl Leak, Life Sciences Librarian and Interim Head of Mercer Library.

Bernard AtiemeThis fellowship was made possible by “The Student Research Endowment for the Libraries,’ which was a funding initiative of the Libraries Advisory Board. This is the inaugural year for this award, and we are excited to be recognizing the research of Bernard Atieme, a PhD candidate in the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Atieme’s dissertation will examine the motivations of rank-and-file party members that perpetuate election violence in Ghana. He plans to use the fellowship funds to travel to Ghana and interview research subjects using qualitative research methods.

When Atieme returns, he will require the assistance and expertise available in the Digital Scholarship Center in learning how to use qualitative research software as well as determining how to manage, analyze, visualize, and present the data collected.

Congratulations to Mr. Atieme as the first recipient of the University Libraries’ graduate student
research fellowship award, along with our best wishes for continued academic success!

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