Information Studies


Increasing opportunities for early career scholars in archives and records management

ICARUS researchers are committed to supporting scholars at every career stage, but especially early career scholars. We have developed scholarly infrastructure in the discipline through research projects such as AHRC-Networks ARMReN and British Academy-funded 'Mapping the research landscape'. We are committed to active engagement with international scholars and educators in the archival and records domain to continue collaborative development through networks including AERI, ICA SAE and FARMER. We engage Masters and doctoral students in our research wherever we can, for example through short term projects and employment as researchers on funded projects, such as INTERPares Trust.

ICARUS researchers actively seek to develop the pool of doctoral students and future scholars through scholarships for study. We have been successful in collaborative doctoral awards from AHRC to support UK students, all of whom have gone on to academic careers. Funding from the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and British Council has supported international students, most of whom return to play an active part in the scholarly development of their home country. We are part of the EU-Marie Curie funded Critical Heritage project, 'Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management' which offers a doctoral scholarship and doctoral training. In these and other ways, we aim to offer doctoral students experience of working as part of an international student cohort across the Department of Information Studies and more widely across UCL, individually supervised by internationally respected scholars in the archives and records management field. For further information about doctoral study in DIS see this page.

ICARUS researchers are very successful in winning research grants for funded projects which enable us to employ Research Associates, providing vital post-doctoral experience. Principal and Co-Investigators drawn from the academic faculty supervise and manage such projects, enabling post-doctoral scholars to work in an internationally renowned research group. ICARUS Research Seminars provide a supportive space in which doctoral students and early career scholars can talk about their research.