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Library and Information Science Student Outreach Award

Grants to Middle Atlantic Region Students to Attend
a Library and Information Science Conference

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Middle Atlantic Region

Deadline Date:

12/05/19 4:30 PM ET


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Mid-Atlantic Region, USA students to attend a library and information science professional conference. Students must attend an ALA-accredited program in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. Funding is intended to increase exposure to health sciences librarianship and information outreach among Library and Information Sciences students, especially from underrepresented groups.

The award provides funding for students to attend the ALA Midwinter Conference in January 2020 and participate in meetings, the National Library of Medicine exhibit booth and other activities designed for them to learn about health information outreach and the All of Us Research Program.

Awards to LIS students help NNLM meet the following National Network Performance Measure:

  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.

Preference will be given to applicants who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or who has disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187368

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Friday, January 24, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Library and Information Science (LIS) students residing in and currently attending an ALA-accredited Library or Information Sciences program located in the Middle Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.

Funds cannot be used for membership dues.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:30pm
- Notification of Awards: By December 9, 2019

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

Requirements of Award:
Before the conference:
- Send registration form and preferred flight information to NNLM MAR
- Book hotel and other travel arrangements
- Attend an introductory online information session about National Library of Medicine resources, NNLM services and the All of Us Research program

During the conference:
- Attend at least two full days of the conference
- Attend at least one plenary and as many other sessions as possible
- Staff the National Library of Medicine booth for at least one two-hour shift (with supervision of NNLM staff)
- Briefly present on an NLM product during exhibit hours (with guidance from NNLM staff)
- Visit a Philadelphia area academic health sciences library (optional, NNLM staff will make arrangements).

Within 10 days after the conference:
- Submit receipts for all expenses, including meals
- Submit a report.

NNLM MAR Award Interest Form:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application and current CV/resume to

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
3550 Terrace Street, 200 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 648-2065
Fax: (412) 624-1515

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania