Health Sciences Library Partnership Award

Grants to USA Libraries in Northwest States to
Improve Health Science Information Services

GrantWatch ID#: 177266
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR)


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Grants of up to $9,500 to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington libraries for collaborative projects that enhance the value of health science information services. Applicants must submit an intent to apply in advance of the deadline. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis through the final deadline.

Funding is available to support collaborations by librarians within their institutions or communities that promote the value of the health science library or librarian. Specifically, the Health Sciences Library Partnership Award seeks to build partnerships that demonstrate engagement in research and data through the sharing of expertise and resources.

Potential projects may include the following (other creative ideas are encouraged):

-Projects that encourage collaboration between libraries and their institution’s Clinical; and

-Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, with emphasis on the CTSA community engagement component;

-Projects to promote clinical trials, especially for special and minority populations, to address disparities in health research;

-Collaborating with librarians and clinical staff on use of data in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to improve patient outcomes;

-Offering a new service to support clinicians, such as providing evidence to support the development of clinical guidelines or providing support on a research committee, patient education committee, or another institutional committee;

-Developing librarian and researcher skills in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) biomedical and genomic resources;

-Developing knowledge and skills of librarians, students, researchers or clinicians about best practices for organizing, managing and sharing data;

-Consulting with researchers on research data management planning;

-Promoting literacy in data science, including tools development or implementing teaching or learning programs.

Allowable expenses: Personnel, equipment, supplies, travel and other costs such as reproduction of materials, software, Internet service provider fees. These are examples only and are not meant to be all-inclusive.

Funding is available for four awards.

Up to $9,500

The project should be completed by April 30, 2017, with an option to renew based on available funding, demonstrated adequate performance metrics and continuing need.

Applicants must be from libraries in hospitals, health care agencies, or research institutions that are members of NN/LM PNR.

The member's librarian must be the project leader and must provide a letter of support from an administrative officer of the member institution.

Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership, submit an online membership application:

Funded projects must follow policies and procedures concerning the below listed items, as detailed on this page:

Non-allowable expenses: Furniture is not allowed and food is not allowed unless certain circumstances apply.

Applicants should inform NN/LM PNR of their intent to apply as early as possible before submitting the application, by emailing

Applications can be submitted anytime until December 9, 2016, and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The PNR staff will acknowledge your application when received, and notification of awards will be given within four weeks.

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

Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director
(206) 543-9261

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region
Box 357155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195

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