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Carnegie-Whitney Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Libraries
and Individuals for Bibliographical and Library Aids

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Library Association (ALA)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals, libraries, and organizations to compile scholarly library resource lists serving United States library patrons. Examples of resources include indexes, reading lists, and webliographies.

Grants are intended to cover preparation costs appropriate to the development of a useful product, including the cost of research.

Project criteria:
-Must be focused on American libraries
-Must demonstrate how the project would stimulate the use of library resources
-Must have the potential appeal and usefulness to a broad audience
-Must be intended for national distribution
-Must meet a need for publication
-Must be new or in process

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174274

Number of Grants:

The number and the amount of the grants are at the discretion of the Publishing Committee and vary from year to year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded annually.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed within two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Grants are awarded to individuals; local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units, affiliates, and committees of the American Library Association, or programs of information and library studies/science.
- International applicants are welcome.

Completed works, works under contract for publication, or projects associated with the completion of academic work are not eligible.

The grants do not cover the costs of final printing or online distribution of the product.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submission of the proposal is November 1, 2019.

Proposal Requirements:
Instructions and Responsibilities:

Contact Information:

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

Applications should be emailed to Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Mary Jo Bolduc
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
800 545 2433 x5416​​​​​​

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.