Upcoming US FOIA Training for Academic Researchers

On December 5, 2008, George Washington University and the National Security Archive will join forces for a daylong workshop on “Effective FOIA Requesting for Researchers.” This session will offer a unique opportunity for graduate students currently enrolled in PhD programs to learn the fundamentals of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to use it.

The workshop will take place at the Elliott School in Washington, D.C and will be limited to 20 participants. GWU will cover overnight accommodation when necessary and accepted students may apply for subsidized travel.

Applications should include the appropriate form now available at www.ieres.org as well as:

1. a two-page proposal indicating how the workshop is important for your dissertation research
2. a curriculum vitae

Please send applications via e-mail to sicar@gwu.edu by October 30, 2008 with the subject line reading “FOIA Workshop.”